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List of famous people who died in Cape Town, with photos when available. These notable Cape Town 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 Cape Town, while others were just renowned in their line of work. Either way everyone on this list has Cape Town listed as their official place of death in any public records. Each prominent person who passed away in Cape Town 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 Cape Town includes athletes, musicians, celebrities and notable local figures.

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Hendrik Verwoerd is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Hendrik Verwoerd Died at 65 (1901-1966)

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Mary Renault is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Mary Renault Died at 78 (1905-1983)

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Thomas Sturgess is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Thomas Sturgess Died at 76 (1898-1974)

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John Fairbairn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
John Fairbairn Died at 70 (1794-1864)

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Frank Watson Dyson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Frank Watson Dyson Died at 71 (1868-1939)

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Alexander du Toit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Alexander du Toit Died at 70 (1878-1948)

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Christoffel Brand is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Christoffel Brand Died at 78 (1797-1875)

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Herbert Annesley Packer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Herbert Annesley Packer Died at 68 (1894-1962)

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Abe Bailey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Abe Bailey Died at 76 (1864-1940)

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Abraham Fischer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Abraham Fischer Died at 63 (1850-1913)

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Sam Tingle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Sam Tingle Died at 87 (1921-2008)

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Ian Smith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Ian Smith Died at 88 (1919-2007)

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Sir David Graaff, 1st Baronet is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Sir David Graaff, 1st Baronet Died at 72 (1859-1931)

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Erik Chisholm is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Erik Chisholm Died at 61 (1904-1965)

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Abdullah Abdurahman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Abdullah Abdurahman Died at 68 (1872-1940)

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Francis William Reitz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Francis William Reitz Died at 90 (1844-1934)

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Wilhelm Bleek is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Wilhelm Bleek Died at 48 (1827-1875)

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Barry Streek is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Barry Streek Died at 58 (1948-2006)

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David H.M.Brooks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
David H.M.Brooks Died at 46 (1950-1996)

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Robert Kirby is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Robert Kirby Died at 71 (1936-2007)

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B. J. Vorster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
B. J. Vorster Died at 68 (1915-1983)

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Philip Rabinowitz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Philip Rabinowitz Died at 104 (1904-2008)

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Henry Vansittart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Henry Vansittart Died at 38 (1732-1770)

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Horace Henry Glasock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Horace Henry Glasock Died at 36 (1880-1916)

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Sholom Schwartzbard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Sholom Schwartzbard Died at 52 (1886-1938)

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Ingrid Jonker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Ingrid Jonker Died at 32 (1933-1965)

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Thomas Edward Rendle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Thomas Edward Rendle Died at 62 (1884-1946)

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Vladimir Tretchikoff is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Vladimir Tretchikoff Died at 93 (1913-2006)

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Patrick Cullinan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Patrick Cullinan Died at 78 (1933-2011)

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Brett Goldin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Brett Goldin Died at 29 (1977-2006)

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De Villiers Graaff is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
De Villiers Graaff Died at 86 (1913-1999)

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Dennis Brutus is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Dennis Brutus Died at 85 (1924-2009)

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Karl Ludwig Philipp Zeyher is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Karl Ludwig Philipp Zeyher Died at 59 (1799-1858)

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Stuart Cloete is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Stuart Cloete Died at 79 (1897-1976)

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Francis Brett Young is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Francis Brett Young Died at 70 (1884-1954)

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Bertie Reed is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Bertie Reed Died at 63 (1943-2006)

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Hamilton Goold-Adams is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Hamilton Goold-Adams Died at 62 (1858-1920)

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Gordon Sprigg is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Gordon Sprigg Died at 83 (1830-1913)

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Theophilus Ebenhaezer Dönges is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Theophilus Ebenhaezer Dönges Died at 70 (1898-1968)

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William Sudell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
William Sudell Died at 60 (1851-1911)

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Robert Jacob Gordon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Robert Jacob Gordon Died at 52 (1743-1795)

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Phyllis Spira is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Phyllis Spira Died at 65 (1943-2008)

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John Charles Molteno is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
John Charles Molteno Died at 72 (1814-1886)

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Reg Smith is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Reg Smith Died at 92 (1912-2004)

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Hylton Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Hylton Ackerman Died at 62 (1947-2009)

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Dave Hancock is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Dave Hancock Died at 69 (1938-2007)

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Albert Barrett is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Albert Barrett Died at 86 (1903-1989)

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Stephen Watson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Stephen Watson Died at 57 (1954-2011)

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Stuart Leary is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Stuart Leary Died at 55 (1933-1988)

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Marike de Klerk is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in Cape Town
Marike de Klerk Died at 64 (1937-2001)