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

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

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Kim Jong-il is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Korea
Kim Jong-il Died at 70 (1941-2011)

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Kim Il-sung is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Korea
Kim Il-sung Died at 82 (1912-1994)

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Bob Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Korea
Bob Neighbors Died at 35 (1917-1952)

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Richard De Wert is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Korea
Richard De Wert Died at 20 (1931-1951)

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Choi Hong Hi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Korea
Choi Hong Hi Died at 84 (1918-2002)

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Kim Kyu-sik is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Korea
Kim Kyu-sik Died at 69 (1881-1950)

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Paek Nam-sun is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Korea
Paek Nam-sun Died at 78 (1929-2007)

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Pak Hon-yong is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Korea
Pak Hon-yong Died at 55 (1900-1955)

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Ri Sung-gi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Korea
Ri Sung-gi Died at 91 (1905-1996)

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Choi Yong-kun is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Korea
Choi Yong-kun Died at 76 (1900-1976)

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Yon Hyong-muk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Korea
Yon Hyong-muk Died at 74 (1931-2005)

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John Kelvin Koelsch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Korea
John Kelvin Koelsch Died at 28 (1923-1951)

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Kim Jong-suk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Korea
Kim Jong-suk Died at 32 (1917-1949)

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Robert H. Young is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Korea
Robert H. Young Died at 21 (1929-1950)

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George Andrew Davis, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Korea
George Andrew Davis, Jr. Died at 32 (1920-1952)

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Samuel S. Coursen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Korea
Samuel S. Coursen Died at 24 (1926-1950)

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Alexei Ivanovich Hegay is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Korea
Alexei Ivanovich Hegay Died at 45 (1908-1953)

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Wang Jha-ji is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Korea
Wang Jha-ji Died at 56 (1066-1122)

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Seoul City Sue is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Korea
Seoul City Sue Died at 69 (1900-1969)

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Park Yeol is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Korea
Park Yeol Died at 72 (1902-1974)

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Larry Allen Abshier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Korea
Larry Allen Abshier Died at 40 (1943-1983)

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Park Sung-chul is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Korea
Park Sung-chul Died at 95 (1913-2008)

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Billie G. Kanell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Korea
Billie G. Kanell Died at 20 (1931-1951)

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Gwangjong of Goryeo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Korea
Gwangjong of Goryeo Died at 26 (949-975)

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Joseph T. White is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Korea
Joseph T. White Died at 24 (1961-1985)

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Jerry Wayne Parrish is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Korea
Jerry Wayne Parrish Died at 54 (1944-1998)

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Charles Hercules Green is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Korea
Charles Hercules Green Died at 31 (1919-1950)

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Choe Deok-sin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in North Korea
Choe Deok-sin Died at 75 (1914-1989)