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Famous People Who Died in New York

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List of famous people who died in New York, with photos when available. These notable New York deaths are loosely ordered by how famous each person was, meaning the most well-known people are at the top of the list. Some of the people mentioned below were celebrities who died in New York, while others were just renowned in their line of work. Either way everyone on this list has New York listed as their official place of death in any public records. Each prominent person who passed away in New York has information about them next to their names, including the year they were born and their place of birth.

Spalding Gray and Charlie Parker are only the beginning of the people on this list.

If you're trying to answer the questions, "Which famous people died in New York?" and "Which celebrities died in New York?" then this list will have you covered.

This list of historic deaths in New York includes athletes, musicians, celebrities and notable local figures.
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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 40 (1940-1980) from Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Malcolm X is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 40 (1925-1965) from North Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America
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Heath Ledger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 29 (1979-2008) from Perth, Australia
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Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 78 (1884-1962) from New York City, New York, United States of America
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Ayn Rand is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 77 (1905-1982) from Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Montgomery Clift is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 46 (1920-1966) from Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 59 (1928-1987) from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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Jacqueline Kennedy Onass... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 65 (1929-1994) from Southampton, New York, United States of America
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George Eastman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 78 (1854-1932) from Oneida County, Waterville, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Continental United States
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Greta Garbo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 85 (1905-1990) from Stockholm, Sweden
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Leonard Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 72 (1918-1990) from Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States of America
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Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 81 (1913-1994) from Yorba Linda, California, United States of America
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Arthur Ashe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 50 (1943-1993) from Richmond, Virginia, United States of America
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Susan B. Anthony is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 86 (1820-1906) from Adams, Massachusetts
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Allen Ginsberg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 71 (1926-1997) from Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
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Harriet Tubman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
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Tennessee Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 72 (1911-1983) from Columbus, Mississippi, United States of America
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William McKinley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 58 (1843-1901) from Niles, Ohio, United States of America
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Farley Granger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 86 (1925-2011) from San Jose, USA, California
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Rita Hayworth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 69 (1918-1987) from New York City, New York, United States of America
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Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 61 (1858-1919) from Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
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Edwin Howard Armstrong ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 64 (1890-1954) from Chelsea, New York City, New York
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Chester Carlson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 62 (1906-1968) from Seattle, Washington
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James Cagney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 87 (1899-1986) from New York City, New York, United States of America
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Cliff Robertson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 88 (1923-2011) from La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States of America