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

List people include Jerry Smith, Charles K. Fletcher and many more.

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

This list of historic deaths in San Diego includes athletes, musicians, celebrities and notable local figures.
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Dr. Seuss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Dec. at 87 (1904-1991)
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Sally Ride is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Dec. at 61 (1951-2012)
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Arnold Orville Beckman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Dec. at 104 (1900-2004)
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Allison Hayes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Dec. at 47 (1930-1977)
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Allan Rockwell McCann is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Dec. at 82 (1896-1978)
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George Nissen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Dec. at 96 (1914-2010)
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J. Carrol Naish is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Dec. at 77 (1896-1973)
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Jonas Salk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Dec. at 81 (1914-1995)
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Peter Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Dec. at 48 (1944-1992)
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Harry Partch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Dec. at 73 (1901-1974)
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Dave Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Dec. at 53 (1955-2008)
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Ray Kroc is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Dec. at 82 (1902-1984)
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Alfred V. Verville is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Dec. at 80 (1890-1970)
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J. T. Walsh is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Dec. at 55 (1943-1998)
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Hugh Bradner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Dec. at 93 (1915-2008)
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Heather O'Rourke is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Dec. at 13 (1975-1988)
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Merian C. Cooper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Dec. at 80 (1893-1973)
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Philip K. Paulson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Dec. at 59 (1947-2006)
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Frankie Laine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Dec. at 94 (1913-2007)
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Dick Shawn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Dec. at 64 (1923-1987)
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Mercedes McCambridge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Dec. at 88 (1916-2004)
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Bob Crosby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Dec. at 80 (1913-1993)
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John Hessin Clarke is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Dec. at 88 (1857-1945)
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Raymond Chandler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Dec. at 71 (1888-1959)
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Preston Foster is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in San Diego
Dec. at 70 (1900-1970)