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List of famous people who died in North Carolina, with photos when available. These notable North Carolina 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 North Carolina, while others were just renowned in their line of work. Either way everyone on this list has North Carolina listed as their official place of death in any public records. Each prominent person who passed away in North Carolina has information about them next to their names, including the year they were born and their place of birth.

Everything from John D. Barry to Slim Embrey is included on this list.

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

This list of historic deaths in North Carolina includes athletes, musicians, celebrities and notable local figures.

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Elizabeth Edwards is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Carolina
Died at 61 (1949-2010)

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Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Carolina
Dec. at 71 (1932-2003)

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James K. Polk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Carolina
Dec. at 54 (1795-1849)

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Charles R. Drew is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Carolina
Dec. at 46 (1904-1950)

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Andy Griffith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Carolina
Dec. at 86 (1926-2012)

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Pat Hingle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Carolina
Died at 85 (1924-2009)

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Blackbeard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Carolina

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Georgia Carroll is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Carolina
Dec. at 92 (1919-2011)

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Jesse Helms is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Carolina
Dec. at 87 (1921-2008)

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Oscar Micheaux is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Carolina
Dec. at 67 (1884-1951)

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David Marshall Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Carolina
Dec. at 75 (1900-1975)

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Sidney Lanier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Carolina
Dec. at 39 (1842-1881)

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James Wilson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Carolina
Dec. at 56 (1742-1798)

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Steve Doll is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Carolina
Dec. at 49 (1960-2009)

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Tammy Wynette is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Carolina
Dec. at 56 (1942-1998)

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Kate Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Carolina
Dec. at 79 (1907-1986)

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George Lindsey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Carolina
Dec. at 84 (1928-2012)

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Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Carolina
Dec. at 61 (1940-2001)

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Murray Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Carolina
Dec. at 63 (1923-1986)

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Bob Denver is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Carolina
Dec. at 70 (1935-2005)

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Maybelle Carter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Carolina
Dec. at 69 (1909-1978)

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George H. Hitchings is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Carolina
Dec. at 93 (1905-1998)

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Minnie Pearl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Carolina
Dec. at 84 (1912-1996)

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Carl Sandburg is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Carolina
Dec. at 89 (1878-1967)

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Dottie West is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Carolina
Dec. at 59 (1932-1991)