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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 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
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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
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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
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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 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 Eltham
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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 Deer Park
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Marlon Brando is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in California
Dec. at 80 (1924-2004) from Omaha
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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
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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
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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
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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 USA
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Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in California
Age Died at 83 (1915-1998) from Hoboken
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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
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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
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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 St. Louis
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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
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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 USA
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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