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Famous People Who Died in Virginia

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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
Dec. at 83 (1743-1826)
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George Washington is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Dec. 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
Dec. at 49 (1918-1967)
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James Madison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Dec. at 85 (1751-1836)
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Jimmy Dean is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Dec. at 82 (1928-2010)
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George Poe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Dec. at 68 (1846-1914)
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Dorian Leigh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Dec. at 91 (1917-2008)
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Samuel Face is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Dec. at 78 (1923-2001)
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Audie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Dec. at 46 (1925-1971)
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Patrick Henry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Dec. 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
Dec. at 63 (1807-1870)
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Jerry Falwell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Dec. at 74 (1933-2007)
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Stuart Roosa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Dec. at 61 (1933-1994)
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Grace Hopper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Dec. at 86 (1906-1992)
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Martha Washington is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Dec. at 71 (1731-1802)
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John Tyler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Dec. at 72 (1790-1862)
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William Rehnquist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Dec. 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
Dec. at 52 (1956-2008)
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John Fenn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Dec. 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
Dec. at 90 (1896-1986)
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Robert Byrd is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Dec. at 93 (1917-2010)
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Colin Turnbull is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Dec. 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
Dec. at 49 (1960-2009)
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Ian Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Dec. at 89 (1918-2007)
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Lew Allen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Virginia
Dec. at 85 (1925-2010)