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

These people, like Julius Peter Garesché and Wall Doxey include images when available.

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

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

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Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Elvis Presley Died at 42 (1935-1977)

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Andrew Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Andrew Jackson Died at 78 (1767-1845)

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Meriwether Lewis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Meriwether Lewis Died at 35 (1774-1809)

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Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Johnny Cash Died at 71 (1932-2003)

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Jeff Buckley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Jeff Buckley Died at 31 (1966-1997)

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James K. Polk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
James K. Polk Died at 54 (1795-1849)

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Andrew Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Andrew Johnson Died at 67 (1808-1875)

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Mary Anderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Mary Anderson Died at 87 (1866-1953)

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Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Roy Orbison Died at 52 (1936-1988)

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William Jennings Bryan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
William Jennings Bryan Died at 65 (1860-1925)

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Steve Doll is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Steve Doll Died at 49 (1960-2009)

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Tammy Wynette is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Tammy Wynette Died at 56 (1942-1998)

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George Lindsey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
George Lindsey Died at 84 (1928-2012)

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Sam Phillips is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Sam Phillips Died at 80 (1923-2003)

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Patsy Cline is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Patsy Cline Died at 31 (1932-1963)

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Minnie Pearl is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Minnie Pearl Died at 84 (1912-1996)

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Maybelle Carter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Maybelle Carter Died at 69 (1909-1978)

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Dottie West is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Dottie West Died at 59 (1932-1991)

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James Earl Ray is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
James Earl Ray Died at 70 (1928-1998)

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Jay Reatard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Jay Reatard Died at 30 (1980-2010)

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Isaac Hayes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Isaac Hayes Died at 66 (1942-2008)

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Steve McNair is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Steve McNair Died at 36 (1973-2009)

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Buddy Harman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Buddy Harman Died at 80 (1928-2008)

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Buford Pusser is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Buford Pusser Died at 37 (1937-1974)

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Albert King is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Albert King Died at 69 (1923-1992)

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Allen Tate is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Allen Tate Died at 80 (1899-1979)

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Al Jackson, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Al Jackson, Jr. Died at 40 (1935-1975)

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Adrian Rogers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Adrian Rogers Died at 74 (1931-2005)

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Terry Gordy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Terry Gordy Died at 40 (1961-2001)

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Jack Daniel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Jack Daniel Died at 61 (1850-1911)

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Harry Browne is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Harry Browne Died at 73 (1933-2006)

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Tojo Yamamoto is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Tojo Yamamoto Died at 65 (1927-1992)

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Dan Seals is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Dan Seals Died at 61 (1948-2009)

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Chris Bell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Chris Bell Died at 27 (1951-1978)

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Will Shade is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Will Shade Died at 68 (1898-1966)

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Gene Evans is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Gene Evans Died at 76 (1922-1998)

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Marty Robbins is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Marty Robbins Died at 57 (1925-1982)

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Sheb Wooley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Sheb Wooley Died at 82 (1921-2003)

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Jack Lescoulie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Jack Lescoulie Died at 75 (1912-1987)

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John Thomas Lupton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
John Thomas Lupton Died at 71 (1862-1933)

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Jacob Thompson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Jacob Thompson Died at 75 (1810-1885)

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Horace Maynard is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Horace Maynard Died at 68 (1814-1882)

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John Hartford is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
John Hartford Died at 64 (1937-2001)

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June Carter Cash is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
June Carter Cash Died at 74 (1929-2003)

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John Bell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
John Bell Died at 73 (1796-1869)

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Charles Harrison Mason is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Charles Harrison Mason Died at 95 (1866-1961)

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Porter Wagoner is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Porter Wagoner Died at 80 (1927-2007)

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Gilbert E. Patterson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Gilbert E. Patterson Died at 68 (1939-2007)

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Alfred O. P. Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Alfred O. P. Nicholson Died at 68 (1808-1876)

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Arna Bontemps is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Arna Bontemps Died at 71 (1902-1973)