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List of famous people who died in Illinois, with photos when available. These notable Illinois 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 Illinois, while others were just renowned in their line of work. Either way everyone on this list has Illinois listed as their official place of death in any public records. Each prominent person who passed away in Illinois has information about them next to their names, including the year they were born and their place of birth.

With people ranging from Frederick G. Williams to Samuel H. Shapiro, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

If you're trying to answer the questions, "Which famous people died in Illinois?" and "Which celebrities died in Illinois?" then this list will have you covered.

This list of historic deaths in Illinois includes athletes, musicians, celebrities and notable local figures.

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Bernie Mac is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Illinois
Dec. at 51 (1957-2008)

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John Wayne Gacy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Illinois
Dec. at 52 (1942-1994)

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Jane Addams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Illinois
Dec. at 75 (1860-1935)

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Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Illinois
Dec. at 33 (1964-1997)

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Ida B. Wells is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Illinois
Dec. at 69 (1862-1931)

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Cyrus McCormick is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Illinois
Dec. at 75 (1809-1884)

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Claude McKay is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Illinois
Dec. at 59 (1889-1948)

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Muddy Waters is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Illinois
Dec. at 70 (1913-1983)

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Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Illinois
Dec. at 88 (1903-1991)

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George Pullman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Illinois
Dec. at 66 (1831-1897)

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Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Illinois
Dec. at 59 (1903-1962)

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Charles Horace Mayo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Illinois
Dec. at 74 (1865-1939)

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Louis R. Vitullo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Illinois
Dec. at 82 (1924-2006)

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Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Illinois
Dec. at 67 (1896-1963)

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George Safford Parker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Illinois
Dec. at 74 (1863-1937)

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Dorr Felt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Illinois
Dec. at 68 (1862-1930)

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Mahalia Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Illinois
Dec. at 61 (1911-1972)

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Allan Bloom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Illinois
Dec. at 62 (1930-1992)

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Marshall Taylor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Illinois
Dec. at 54 (1878-1932)

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George Halas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Illinois
Dec. at 88 (1895-1983)

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Enrico Fermi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Illinois
Dec. at 53 (1901-1954)

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Joseph Smith, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Illinois
Dec. at 39 (1805-1844)

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Mikey Welsh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Illinois
Dec. at 40 (1971-2011)

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Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Illinois
Dec. at 46 (1953-1999)

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William Heirens is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Illinois
Dec. at 84 (1928-2012)