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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
Dec. 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
Dec. at 95 (1901-1996)
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Dinah Washington is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Dec. at 39 (1924-1963)
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Rosa Parks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Dec. at 92 (1913-2005)
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Frank Murphy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Dec. at 59 (1890-1949)
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Charles Eastman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Dec. at 81 (1858-1939)
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Levi Stubbs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Dec. at 72 (1936-2008)
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Benny Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Dec. at 44 (1925-1969)
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Richard
Dec. at 70 (1932-2002)
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Proof is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Dec. at 33 (1973-2006)
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Fredy Perlman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. at 68 (1878-1946)
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Robert McClelland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Dec. at 73 (1807-1880)
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Childe Wills is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Dec. at 62 (1878-1940)
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Byron MacGregor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Dec. 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
Dec. at 62 (1930-1992)
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Lewis Cass is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Dec. at 84 (1782-1866)
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Ossian Sweet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Dec. 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 Dec. at 83 (1816-1899)
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Ossip Gabrilowitsch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Dec. at 58 (1878-1936)
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Horace Rackham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Dec. at 75 (1858-1933)
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Bob Clampett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Detroit
Dec. at 71 (1913-1984)