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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 65 (1929-1994)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Henny Youngman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 92 (1906-1998)

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Rue McClanahan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 76 (1934-2010)

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Sid Vicious is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 22 (1957-1979)

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Rod Serling is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 51 (1924-1975)

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Robert Fulton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 50 (1765-1815)

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Jim Carroll is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 60 (1949-2009)

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Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 87 (1856-1943)

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Langston Hughes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 65 (1902-1967)

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Ethel Merman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 76 (1908-1984)

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Walter Cronkite is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 93 (1916-2009)

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Herbert Hoover is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 90 (1874-1964)

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Glenn Curtiss is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 52 (1878-1930)

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Jim Henson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 54 (1936-1990)

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Jinx Falkenburg is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 84 (1919-2003)

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Lena Horne is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 93 (1917-2010)

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Adam Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 36 (1973-2009)

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Samuel Morse is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 81 (1791-1872)

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Jack Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 88 (1895-1983)

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Elias Howe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 48 (1819-1867)

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Les Paul is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 94 (1915-2009)

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Rudolph Valentino is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 31 (1895-1926)

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Ed Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 73 (1901-1974)

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Carlo Tresca is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 64 (1879-1943)

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James Coco is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 57 (1930-1987)

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Myrna Loy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Dec. at 88 (1905-1993)