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Famous People Who Died in California

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

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This list of historic deaths in California includes athletes, musicians, celebrities and notable local figures.
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Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in California
Dec. at 36 (1926-1962) from Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in California
Dec. at 71 (1937-2008) from Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
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Steve Jobs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in California
Dec. at 56 (1955-2011) from California, United States of America
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Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in California
Dec. at 93 (1911-2004) from Tampico, Illinois, United States of America
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Richard Pryor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in California
Dec. at 65 (1940-2005) from Peoria, Illinois, United States of America
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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in California
Dec. at 51 (1958-2009) from USA, Indiana, Gary
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Elizabeth Taylor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in California
Dec. at 79 (1932-2011) from United Kingdom
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Farrah Fawcett is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in California
Dec. at 62 (1947-2009) from Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
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Lenny Bruce is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in California
Dec. at 41 (1925-1966) from Mineola, New York, United States of America
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Dr. Seuss is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in California
Dec. at 87 (1904-1991) from Springfield, Massachusetts
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Brittany Murphy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in California
Dec. at 32 (1977-2009) from Georgia, USA, Atlanta
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Bob Hope is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in California
Dec. at 100 (1903-2003) from England, London
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Rodney Dangerfield is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in California
Dec. at 83 (1921-2004) from USA, New York, Deer Park
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Marlon Brando is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in California
Age Died at 80 (1924-2004) from Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America
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Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in California
Dec. at 49 (1963-2012) from Newark, New Jersey, USA
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Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in California
Dec. at 27 (1943-1970) from Port Arthur, Texas, United States of America
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Dennis Hopper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in California
Dec. at 74 (1936-2010) from Dodge City, USA, Kansas
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Robert F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in California
Dec. at 43 (1925-1968) from Brookline, Massachusetts, United States of America
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Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in California
Dec. at 83 (1915-1998) from Hoboken, USA, New Jersey
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Milton Berle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in California
Dec. at 94 (1908-2002) from New York City, New York, United States of America
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Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in California
Dec. at 78 (1911-1989) from Jamestown, New York, United States of America
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Redd Foxx is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in California
Dec. at 69 (1922-1991) from USA, St. Louis, Missouri
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Gore Vidal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in California
Dec. at 87 (1925-2012) from West Point, New York, United States of America
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Johnny Carson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in California
Dec. at 80 (1925-2005) from Corning, Quincy Township, Iowa, United States of America
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Buckminster Fuller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in California
Dec. at 88 (1895-1983) from Milton, Massachusetts