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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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. at 24 (1961-1985)