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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
Dec. at 42 (1935-1977)

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

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

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

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Jeff Buckley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Dec. 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
Dec. at 54 (1795-1849)

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

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

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Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Dec. 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
Dec. at 65 (1860-1925)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dottie West is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Tennessee
Dec. 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
Dec. at 70 (1928-1998)

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

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

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

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

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

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