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Famous People Who Died in Indiana

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List of famous people who died in Indiana, with photos when available. These notable Indiana 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 Indiana, while others were just renowned in their line of work. Either way everyone on this list has Indiana listed as their official place of death in any public records. Each prominent person who passed away in Indiana 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 Indiana includes athletes, musicians, celebrities and notable local figures.
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Alfred Kinsey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indiana
Dec. at 62 (1894-1956) from Hoboken, New Jersey
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Elwood Haynes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indiana
Dec. at 68 (1857-1925) from Portland, Indiana
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Lou Harrison is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indiana
Dec. at 86 (1917-2003) from Portland, Oregon
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Benjamin Harrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indiana
Dec. at 68 (1833-1901) from North Bend, Ohio, United States of America
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James Whitcomb Riley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indiana
Dec. at 67 (1849-1916) from Greenfield, Indiana
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Will H. Hays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indiana
Dec. at 75 (1879-1954) from Sullivan, Hamilton Township, Indiana, United States of America
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Calvin Maglinger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indiana
Dec. at 86 (1924-2010) from Owensboro, Kentucky
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Johnny Appleseed is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indiana
Dec. at 71 (1774-1845) from Leominster, Massachusetts
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Frances Farmer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indiana
Dec. at 57 (1913-1970) from Seattle, Washington, United States of America
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William Afflis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indiana
Dec. at 62 (1929-1991) from USA, Indiana, Delphi
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Timothy McVeigh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indiana
Dec. at 33 (1968-2001) from Lockport, New York, United States of America
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Booth Tarkington is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indiana
Dec. at 77 (1869-1946) from Indianapolis, Indiana
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David Lane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indiana
David Lane Dec. at 69 (1938-2007) from Woden, Iowa
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Gordon Smiley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indiana
Dec. at 36 (1946-1982) from Omaha, Nebraska
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Scott Brayton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indiana
Dec. at 37 (1959-1996) from Coldwater, Michigan
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George Sweigert is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indiana
Dec. at 79 (1920-1999) from Akron, Ohio
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Blaine Johnson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indiana
Dec. at 34 (1962-1996) from Santa Maria, California
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Tony Renna is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indiana
Dec. at 27 (1976-2003) from DeLand, Florida
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Chet Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indiana
Dec. at 51 (1902-1953) from Detroit, Michigan
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Ed Healey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indiana
Dec. at 84 (1894-1978) from Springfield, Massachusetts
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Red Foley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indiana
Dec. at 58 (1910-1968) from Blue Lick, Monroe Township, Indiana, United States of America
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Manny Ayulo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indiana
Dec. at 34 (1921-1955) from Burbank, California, United States of America
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Melvin Simon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indiana
Dec. at 83 (1926-2009) from New York City, New York
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Bill Vukovich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indiana
Dec. at 37 (1918-1955) from Fresno, California
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Nireah Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indiana