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Famous People Who Died in Iowa

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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) from United Kingdom
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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) from Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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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) from Lubbock, Texas, United States of America
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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) from Pacoima, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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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) from Brockton, Massachusetts, United States of America
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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) from Anamosa, Iowa
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Martin Burns is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
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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) from Humboldt
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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) from Dowagiac, Michigan
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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) from Deering, New Hampshire, United States of America
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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) from Sabine Pass, Texas, United States of America
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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) from Ladora, Iowa
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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) from Beijing, China
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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) from Vincennes, Indiana, United States of America
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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) from Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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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) from Mount Pleasant, Iowa
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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) from Perry, Ohio, United States of America
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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) from Illinois, United States of America
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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) from Old Deer, United Kingdom
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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) from Danvers, Massachusetts, United States of America
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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) from Munich, Germany
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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) from Miami, Florida
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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) from Vincennes, Indiana, United States of America
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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) from Maryland, United States of America
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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) from New York City, New York