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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
Harry S. Truman Died 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
George Caleb Bingham Died 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
Satchel Paige Died 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
Owen Hart Died 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
James Scott Died 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
John Olin Died 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
Eddie Foy, Sr. Died 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
Jay McShann Died 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
Fats Waller Died 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
Bennie Moten Died 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
Kid Nichols Died 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
Buck Buchanan Died 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
Mac Dre Died 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
DeWolf Hopper Died 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
Buck O'Neil Died 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
Budd Johnson Died 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
Jim Tyrer Died 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
Charles Earland Died 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
Mason Brayman Died 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
Patricia Ellis Died 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
Charles Evans Whittaker Died 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
Jug McSpaden Died 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
John R. Goodin Died 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
Clarence W. Wigington Died 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
Mack Lee Hill Died 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
Jimmy Walker Died 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
Rufus R. Jones Died 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
George Docking Died 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
Wayne Simmons Died 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
Dick Howser Died 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
David Imboden Died 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
Bill Robinzine Died 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
Don Roberts Died 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
Bullet Rogan Died 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
Frank Waller Died 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 Died 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 Died 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 Died 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
Thomas Theodore Crittenden Died 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 Died 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
Clarence M. Kelley Died 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 Died 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
Johnny Kling Died 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
Billy O'Brien Died 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
Joyce Hall Died 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 Died 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
Jake Beckley Died 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 Died 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
Frank L. Hagaman Died 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 Died at 85 (1885-1970)