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

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Benjamin Harrison is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Benjamin Harrison Died at 68 (1833-1901)

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James Whitcomb Riley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
James Whitcomb Riley Died at 67 (1849-1916)

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Booth Tarkington is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Booth Tarkington Died at 77 (1869-1946)

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Gordon Smiley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Gordon Smiley Died at 36 (1946-1982)

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Blaine Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Blaine Johnson Died at 34 (1962-1996)

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Tony Renna is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Tony Renna Died at 27 (1976-2003)

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Chet Miller is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Chet Miller Died at 51 (1902-1953)

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Melvin Simon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Melvin Simon Died at 83 (1926-2009)

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Bill Vukovich is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Bill Vukovich Died at 37 (1918-1955)

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Manny Ayulo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Manny Ayulo Died at 34 (1921-1955)

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Nireah Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Nireah Johnson Died at 17 (1986-2003)

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Alexander Ralston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Alexander Ralston Died at 56 (1771-1827)

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Eli Lilly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Eli Lilly Died at 60 (1838-1898)

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J. J. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
J. J. Johnson Died at 77 (1924-2001)

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Myles Brand is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Myles Brand Died at 67 (1942-2009)

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William H. H. Miller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
William H. H. Miller Died at 77 (1840-1917)

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Hermann Joseph Muller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Hermann Joseph Muller Died at 77 (1890-1967)

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Joseph E. McDonald is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Joseph E. McDonald Died at 72 (1819-1891)

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Caleb Blood Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Caleb Blood Smith Died at 56 (1808-1864)

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Oliver P. Morton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Oliver P. Morton Died at 54 (1823-1877)

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Robert D. Orr is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Robert D. Orr Died at 87 (1917-2004)

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Minnie Vautrin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Minnie Vautrin Died at 55 (1886-1941)

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Albert J. Beveridge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Albert J. Beveridge Died at 65 (1862-1927)

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Charles W. Fairbanks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Charles W. Fairbanks Died at 66 (1852-1918)

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Arthur Raymond Robinson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Arthur Raymond Robinson Died at 80 (1881-1961)

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Chuck Klein is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Chuck Klein Died at 54 (1904-1958)

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Mike Spence is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Mike Spence Died at 32 (1936-1968)

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Donie Bush is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Donie Bush Died at 85 (1887-1972)

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Albert G. Porter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Albert G. Porter Died at 73 (1824-1897)

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Etheridge Knight is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Etheridge Knight Died at 60 (1931-1991)

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William Hayden English is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
William Hayden English Died at 74 (1822-1896)

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David Turpie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
David Turpie Died at 81 (1828-1909)

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David Wallace is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
David Wallace Died at 60 (1799-1859)

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Thomas Taggart is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Thomas Taggart Died at 73 (1856-1929)

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George Kessler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
George Kessler Died at 61 (1862-1923)

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Leroy Carr is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Leroy Carr Died at 30 (1905-1935)

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George Washington Julian is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
George Washington Julian Died at 82 (1817-1899)

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Wes Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Wes Montgomery Died at 45 (1923-1968)

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Matthew E. Welsh is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Matthew E. Welsh Died at 83 (1912-1995)

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Johnny Riddle is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Johnny Riddle Died at 93 (1905-1998)

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Ryan White is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Ryan White Died at 19 (1971-1990)

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Homer E. Capehart is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Homer E. Capehart Died at 82 (1897-1979)

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Scrapper Blackwell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Scrapper Blackwell Died at 59 (1903-1962)

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Zerelda G. Wallace is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Zerelda G. Wallace Died at 84 (1817-1901)

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Shirley Griffith is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Shirley Griffith Died at 66 (1908-1974)

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Ed Summers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Ed Summers Died at 69 (1884-1953)

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Julia Carson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Julia Carson Died at 69 (1938-2007)

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Noah Noble is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Noah Noble Died at 50 (1794-1844)

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Ethan Allen Brown is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Ethan Allen Brown Died at 76 (1776-1852)

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Thomas A. Hendricks is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in Indianapolis
Thomas A. Hendricks Died at 66 (1819-1885)