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

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Harry Houdini is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Harry Houdini Died at 52 (1874-1926)

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Elijah McCoy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit

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Alex Manoogian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Alex Manoogian Died at 95 (1901-1996)

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Dinah Washington is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Dinah Washington Died at 39 (1924-1963)

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Rosa Parks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Rosa Parks Died at 92 (1913-2005)

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Frank Murphy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Frank Murphy Died at 59 (1890-1949)

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Charles Eastman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Charles Eastman Died at 81 (1858-1939)

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Levi Stubbs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Levi Stubbs Died at 72 (1936-2008)

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Benny Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Benny Benjamin Died at 44 (1925-1969)

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Richard
Richard "Pistol" Allen Died at 70 (1932-2002)

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Proof is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Proof Died at 33 (1973-2006)

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Fredy Perlman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Fredy Perlman Died at 51 (1934-1985)

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Alice Herz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Alice Herz Died at 83 (1882-1965)

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Wade H. McCree is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Wade H. McCree Died at 67 (1920-1987)

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Wirt C. Rowland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Wirt C. Rowland Died at 68 (1878-1946)

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Robert McClelland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Robert McClelland Died at 73 (1807-1880)

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Childe Wills is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Childe Wills Died at 62 (1878-1940)

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Byron MacGregor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Byron MacGregor Died at 47 (1948-1995)

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Earl Van Dyke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Earl Van Dyke Died at 62 (1930-1992)

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Lewis Cass is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Lewis Cass Died at 84 (1782-1866)

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Ossian Sweet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Ossian Sweet Died at 65 (1895-1960)

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Hiram Walker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Hiram Walker Died at 83 (1816-1899)

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Ossip Gabrilowitsch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Ossip Gabrilowitsch Died at 58 (1878-1936)

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Horace Rackham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Horace Rackham Died at 75 (1858-1933)

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Bob Clampett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Bob Clampett Died at 71 (1913-1984)

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Robert S. Duncanson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Robert S. Duncanson Died at 51 (1821-1872)

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John Norvell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
John Norvell Died at 61 (1789-1850)

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Renaldo
Renaldo "Obie" Benson Died at 69 (1936-2005)

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Elijah E. Myers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Elijah E. Myers Died at 77 (1832-1909)

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Albert Kahn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Albert Kahn Died at 73 (1869-1942)

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Jimmy Barrett is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Jimmy Barrett Died at 46 (1875-1921)

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Florence Ballard is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Florence Ballard Died at 33 (1943-1976)

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Hermann Paasche is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Hermann Paasche Died at 74 (1851-1925)

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John G. Barnard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
John G. Barnard Died at 67 (1815-1882)

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Jack Adams is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Jack Adams Died at 73 (1895-1968)

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Larry Aurie is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Larry Aurie Died at 47 (1905-1952)

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Jam Handy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Jam Handy Died at 97 (1886-1983)

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Allan Forrest is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Allan Forrest Died at 56 (1885-1941)

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Ed Killian is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Ed Killian Died at 52 (1876-1928)

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Matty McIntyre is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Matty McIntyre Died at 40 (1880-1920)

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Sippie Wallace is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Sippie Wallace Died at 88 (1898-1986)

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Mukesh is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
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Henry Ford II is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Henry Ford II Died at 70 (1917-1987)

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Johnny Griffith is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Johnny Griffith Died at 66 (1936-2002)

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Oscar Stanage is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Oscar Stanage Died at 81 (1883-1964)

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Edgar Guest is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Edgar Guest Died at 78 (1881-1959)

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Louis Chevrolet is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Louis Chevrolet Died at 63 (1878-1941)

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Tom Tyler is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Tom Tyler Died at 51 (1903-1954)

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Zina Pitcher is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Zina Pitcher Died at 75 (1797-1872)

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Edwin Denby is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Edwin Denby Died at 59 (1870-1929)