CO Posted in Colorado July 27, 2015 by Annie These 7 Famous People Died In Colorado… And Exactly Where It Happened Over the years, a number of famous (and infamous) people have died in the Centennial State. Today, we will be taking a look at a handful of these Colorado deaths and where in the state they occurred. 1.) Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005) Wikimedia Commons The infamous journalist and father of gonzo journalism died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Woody Creek home. 2.) Joe Cocker (1944-2014) Wikimedia Commons Sadly, the famous crooner passed away from lung cancer in Crawford. 3.) Doc Holliday (1851-1887) Wikimedia Commons Notorious gunslinger Doc Holliday died of tuberculosis at the Hotel Glenwood. (His Glenwood Springs grave is reportedly haunted.) 4.) Linda Lovelace (1949-2002) Wikimedia Commons The adult-entertainer-turned-activist died in Denver after a car accident. 5.) Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917) Wikimedia Commons American showman William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody lost his battle to kidney failure at his sister's home in Denver. 6.) JonBenét Ramsey (1990-1996) Wikimedia Commons Considered by many to be one of the most troubling unsolved mysteries in Colorado history, 6-year-old JonBenét Ramsey was found murdered in her family's Boulder home on Christmas evening, 1996. 7.) Ruth Etting (1897-1978) Wikimedia Commons The legendary singer and actress died at a farm just outside of Colorado Springs.