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

List people include Jerry Smith, Charles K. Fletcher and many more.

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

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

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Dr. Seuss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Dr. Seuss Died at 87 (1904-1991)

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Sally Ride is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Sally Ride Died at 61 (1951-2012)

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Arnold Orville Beckman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Arnold Orville Beckman Died at 104 (1900-2004)

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Allison Hayes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Allison Hayes Died at 47 (1930-1977)

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Allan Rockwell McCann is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Allan Rockwell McCann Died at 82 (1896-1978)

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George Nissen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
George Nissen Died at 96 (1914-2010)

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J. Carrol Naish is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
J. Carrol Naish Died at 77 (1896-1973)

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Jonas Salk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Jonas Salk Died at 81 (1914-1995)

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Peter Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Peter Allen Died at 48 (1944-1992)

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Harry Partch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Harry Partch Died at 73 (1901-1974)

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Dave Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Dave Smith Died at 53 (1955-2008)

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Ray Kroc is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Ray Kroc Died at 82 (1902-1984)

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Alfred V. Verville is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Alfred V. Verville Died at 80 (1890-1970)

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J. T. Walsh is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
J. T. Walsh Died at 55 (1943-1998)

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Hugh Bradner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Hugh Bradner Died at 93 (1915-2008)

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Heather O'Rourke is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Heather O'Rourke Died at 13 (1975-1988)

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Merian C. Cooper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Merian C. Cooper Died at 80 (1893-1973)

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Philip K. Paulson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Philip K. Paulson Died at 59 (1947-2006)

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Frankie Laine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Frankie Laine Died at 94 (1913-2007)

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Dick Shawn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Dick Shawn Died at 64 (1923-1987)

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Mercedes McCambridge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Mercedes McCambridge Died at 88 (1916-2004)

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Bob Crosby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Bob Crosby Died at 80 (1913-1993)

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John Hessin Clarke is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
John Hessin Clarke Died at 88 (1857-1945)

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Raymond Chandler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Raymond Chandler Died at 71 (1888-1959)

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Preston Foster is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Preston Foster Died at 70 (1900-1970)

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Delmer Daves is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Delmer Daves Died at 73 (1904-1977)

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Milburn Stone is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Milburn Stone Died at 76 (1904-1980)

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Kayo Hatta is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Kayo Hatta Died at 47 (1958-2005)

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Edward Klima is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Edward Klima Died at 77 (1931-2008)

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Leó Szilárd is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Leó Szilárd Died at 66 (1898-1964)

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Raoul Bott is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Raoul Bott Died at 82 (1923-2005)

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Agustín V. Zamorano is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Agustín V. Zamorano Died at 44 (1798-1842)

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Carl Rogers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Carl Rogers Died at 85 (1902-1987)

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J.L. Frothingham is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
J.L. Frothingham Died at 45 (1880-1925)

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Maria Goeppert-Mayer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Maria Goeppert-Mayer Died at 66 (1906-1972)

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Barbara Payton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Barbara Payton Died at 40 (1927-1967)

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Marshall Rosenbluth is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Marshall Rosenbluth Died at 76 (1927-2003)

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Roger Revelle is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Roger Revelle Died at 82 (1909-1991)

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L. S. Stavrianos is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
L. S. Stavrianos Died at 91 (1913-2004)

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C. K. Prahalad is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
C. K. Prahalad Died at 69 (1941-2010)

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Renato Dulbecco is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Renato Dulbecco Died at 98 (1914-2012)

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Igor Ansoff is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Igor Ansoff Died at 84 (1918-2002)

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Francis Crick is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Francis Crick Died at 88 (1916-2004)

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Harold Urey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Harold Urey Died at 88 (1893-1981)

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Krafft Arnold Ehricke is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Krafft Arnold Ehricke Died at 67 (1917-1984)

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Irving Jaffee is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Irving Jaffee Died at 75 (1906-1981)

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Herbert York is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Herbert York Died at 88 (1921-2009)

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Charlie Barnet is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Charlie Barnet Died at 78 (1913-1991)

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John Stone Stone is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
John Stone Stone Died at 74 (1869-1943)

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T. Claude Ryan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
T. Claude Ryan Died at 84 (1898-1982)