Famous People Who Died in Canada

This is a list of famous people who died in Canada, with photos when available. These notable Canada deaths are loosely ordered by how famous each person was. Some of the people mentioned below were celebrities who died in Canada, while others were just renowned in their line of work. Either way, everyone on this list has Canada listed as their official place of death in any public records.

Each prominent person who passed away in Canada has information about them next to their names, including the year they were born and their place of birth. Any Canadian celebrities, historians, and other famous people who passed away in Canada will be on this list.

Everyone from John McAdam to William Egbert is included on this list. If you're trying to answer the questions, "Which famous people died in Canada?" and "Which celebrities died in Canada?" then this list will have you covered. This list of historic deaths in Canada includes athletes, musicians, celebrities and notable local figures.

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    • Age: Dec. at 75 (1847-1922)
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Alexander Graham Bell ('Graham' pronounced ) (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was a Scottish-born American inventor, scientist, and engineer who is credited with inventing and patenting the first ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 69 (1911-1980)
    • Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada
    Herbert Marshall McLuhan (; July 21, 1911 – December 31, 1980) was a Canadian philosopher. His work is one of the cornerstones of the study of media theory. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, McLuhan ...more
  • Michael Smith
    • Age: Dec. at 68 (1932-2000)
    • Birthplace: Blackpool, United Kingdom
    Michael Smith (April 26, 1932 – October 4, 2000) was a British-born Canadian biochemist and businessman. He shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Kary Mullis for his work in developing ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 88 (1827-1915)
    • Birthplace: Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
    Sir Sandford Fleming (January 7, 1827 – July 22, 1915) was a Scottish Canadian engineer and inventor. Born and raised in Scotland, he emigrated to colonial Canada at the age of 18. He promoted ...more
  • Errol Flynn
    • Age: Dec. at 50 (1909-1959)
    • Birthplace: Hobart, Australia
    Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn (20 June 1909 – 14 October 1959) was an Australian-born American actor during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Considered the natural successor to Douglas Fairbanks, he ...more
  • Clifford Olson
    • Age: Dec. at 71 (1940-2011)
    • Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
    Clifford Robert Olson Jr. (January 1, 1940 – September 30, 2011) was a convicted Canadian serial killer who confessed to murdering 11 children and young adults between the ages of 9 and 18 years in ...more