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

These people, like Vance McIlree and Charles Earland include images when available.

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

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

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Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 88 (1884-1972)

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George Caleb Bingham is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 68 (1811-1879)

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Satchel Paige is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 76 (1906-1982)

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Owen Hart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 34 (1965-1999)

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James Scott is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 53 (1885-1938)

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John Olin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 34 (1886-1920)

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Eddie Foy, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 72 (1856-1928)

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Jay McShann is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 90 (1916-2006)

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Fats Waller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 39 (1904-1943)

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Bennie Moten is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 41 (1894-1935)

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Kid Nichols is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 84 (1869-1953)

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Buck Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 52 (1940-1992)

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Mac Dre is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 34 (1970-2004)

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DeWolf Hopper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 77 (1858-1935)

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Buck O'Neil is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 95 (1911-2006)

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Budd Johnson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 74 (1910-1984)

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Jim Tyrer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 41 (1939-1980)

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Charles Earland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 58 (1941-1999)

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Mason Brayman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 82 (1813-1895)

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Patricia Ellis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 54 (1916-1970)

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Charles Evans Whittaker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 72 (1901-1973)

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Jug McSpaden is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 88 (1908-1996)

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John R. Goodin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 49 (1836-1885)

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Clarence W. Wigington is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 84 (1883-1967)

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Mack Lee Hill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 25 (1940-1965)

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Jimmy Walker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 63 (1944-2007)

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Rufus R. Jones is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 60 (1933-1993)

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George Docking is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 60 (1904-1964)

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Wayne Simmons is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 33 (1969-2002)

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Dick Howser is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 51 (1936-1987)

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David Imboden is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 87 (1887-1974)

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Bill Robinzine is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 29 (1953-1982)

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Don Roberts is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 82 (1890-1972)

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Bullet Rogan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 74 (1893-1967)

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Frank Waller is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 57 (1884-1941)

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Steve Mingori is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Steve Mingori Dec. at 64 (1944-2008)

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Katharine Wright is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Katharine Wright Dec. at 55 (1874-1929)

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Stratton D. Brooks is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Stratton D. Brooks Dec. at 79 (1870-1949)

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Thomas Theodore Crittenden is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 77 (1832-1909)

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Tom Pendergast is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Tom Pendergast Dec. at 72 (1873-1945)

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Clarence M. Kelley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 86 (1911-1997)

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George H. Hodges is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
George H. Hodges Dec. at 81 (1866-1947)

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Johnny Kling is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 72 (1875-1947)

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Billy O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 51 (1860-1911)

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Joyce Hall is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 91 (1891-1982)

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Pea Ridge Day is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Pea Ridge Day Dec. at 35 (1899-1934)

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Jake Beckley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 51 (1867-1918)

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Ad Brennan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Ad Brennan Dec. at 75 (1887-1962)

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Frank L. Hagaman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Dec. at 72 (1894-1966)

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Jesse M. Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kansas City
Jesse M. Donaldson Dec. at 85 (1885-1970)