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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, like Theodore Dreier and James B. Howell.

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

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

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Cary Grant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Dec. at 82 (1904-1986)

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Paul Gray is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Dec. at 38 (1972-2010)

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Buddy Holly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Dec. at 23 (1936-1959)

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Ritchie Valens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Dec. at 18 (1941-1959)

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Rocky Marciano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Dec. at 46 (1923-1969)

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Grant Wood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Dec. at 51 (1891-1942)

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Martin Burns is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Dec. at 76 (1861-1937)

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Frank Gotch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Dec. at 39 (1878-1917)

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Chris Taylor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Dec. at 29 (1950-1979)

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James W. Grimes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Dec. at 56 (1816-1872)

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The Big Bopper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Dec. at 29 (1930-1959)

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Mildred Benson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Dec. at 97 (1905-2002)

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Gang Lu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Dec. at 28 (1963-1991)

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George W. Jones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Dec. at 92 (1804-1896)

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James Wilson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Dec. at 85 (1835-1920)

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James Van Allen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Dec. at 92 (1914-2006)

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William B. Allison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Dec. at 79 (1829-1908)

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James Harlan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Dec. at 79 (1820-1899)

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David B. Henderson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Dec. at 66 (1840-1906)

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Grenville M. Dodge is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Grenville M. Dodge Dec. at 85 (1831-1916)

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Alexander Lippisch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Dec. at 82 (1894-1976)

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Donald Justice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Dec. at 79 (1925-2004)

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Henry Dodge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Dec. at 85 (1782-1867)

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Samuel J. Kirkwood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Dec. at 81 (1813-1894)

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William Salter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
William Salter Dec. at 89 (1821-1910)