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

Examples of people on this list include John Winston Jones and Robert Hett Chapman.

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

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

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Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Thomas Jefferson Died at 83 (1743-1826)

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George Washington is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
George Washington Died at 67 (1732-1799)

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George Lincoln Rockwell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
George Lincoln Rockwell Died at 49 (1918-1967)

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James Madison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
James Madison Died at 85 (1751-1836)

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Jimmy Dean is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Jimmy Dean Died at 82 (1928-2010)

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George Poe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
George Poe Died at 68 (1846-1914)

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Dorian Leigh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Dorian Leigh Died at 91 (1917-2008)

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Samuel Face is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Samuel Face Died at 78 (1923-2001)

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Audie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Audie Murphy Died at 46 (1925-1971)

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Patrick Henry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Patrick Henry Died at 63 (1736-1799)

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Robert E. Lee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Robert E. Lee Died at 63 (1807-1870)

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Jerry Falwell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Jerry Falwell Died at 74 (1933-2007)

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Stuart Roosa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Stuart Roosa Died at 61 (1933-1994)

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Grace Hopper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Grace Hopper Died at 86 (1906-1992)

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Martha Washington is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Martha Washington Died at 71 (1731-1802)

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John Tyler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
John Tyler Died at 72 (1790-1862)

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William Rehnquist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
William Rehnquist Died at 81 (1924-2005)

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G. David Low is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
G. David Low Died at 52 (1956-2008)

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John Fenn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
John Fenn Died at 93 (1917-2010)

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Robert S. Mulliken is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Robert S. Mulliken Died at 90 (1896-1986)

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Robert Byrd is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Robert Byrd Died at 93 (1917-2010)

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Colin Turnbull is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Colin Turnbull Died at 70 (1924-1994)

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John Allen Muhammad is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
John Allen Muhammad Died at 49 (1960-2009)

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Ian Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Ian Stevenson Died at 89 (1918-2007)

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Lew Allen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Lew Allen Died at 85 (1925-2010)

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Hattie Caraway is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Hattie Caraway Died at 72 (1878-1950)

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Black Caesar is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia

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Wernher von Braun is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Wernher von Braun Died at 65 (1912-1977)

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Patrick Collins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Patrick Collins Died at 61 (1844-1905)

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Liviu Librescu is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Liviu Librescu Died at 77 (1930-2007)

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Maynard Jackson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Maynard Jackson Died at 65 (1938-2003)

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Big John Studd is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Big John Studd Died at 47 (1948-1995)

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Toby Wing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Toby Wing Died at 86 (1915-2001)

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Hyman G. Rickover is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Hyman G. Rickover Died at 86 (1900-1986)

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Harry Blackmun is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Harry Blackmun Died at 91 (1908-1999)

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Wilson Pickett is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Wilson Pickett Died at 65 (1941-2006)

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Isaac Allerton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Isaac Allerton, Jr. Died at 75 (1627-1702)

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Nat Turner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Nat Turner Died at 31 (1800-1831)

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Tennessee Ernie Ford is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Tennessee Ernie Ford Died at 72 (1919-1991)

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Leon W. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Leon W. Johnson Died at 93 (1904-1997)

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Seung-Hui Cho is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Seung-Hui Cho Died at 23 (1984-2007)

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Lowell George is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Lowell George Died at 34 (1945-1979)

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Clark H. Woodward is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Clark H. Woodward Died at 90 (1877-1967)

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Norman Morrison is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Norman Morrison Died at 32 (1933-1965)

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James C. Corman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
James C. Corman Died at 80 (1920-2000)

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Andrew Lewis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Andrew Lewis Died at 61 (1720-1781)

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Michael Corcoran is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Michael Corcoran Died at 36 (1827-1863)

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Philip Kearny is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Philip Kearny Died at 47 (1815-1862)

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John L. Lewis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
John L. Lewis Died at 89 (1880-1969)

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Amha Selassie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Amha Selassie Died at 81 (1916-1997)