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

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

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Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Kurt Cobain Died at 27 (1967-1994)

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Walter Houser Brattain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Walter Houser Brattain Died at 85 (1902-1987)

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Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Layne Staley Died at 35 (1967-2002)

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Ric Weiland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Ric Weiland Died at 53 (1953-2006)

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Robert Klark Graham is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Robert Klark Graham Died at 91 (1906-1997)

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Carl Sagan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Carl Sagan Died at 62 (1934-1996)

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Mia Zapata is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Mia Zapata Died at 28 (1965-1993)

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Kristen Pfaff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Kristen Pfaff Died at 27 (1967-1994)

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Kate Fleming is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Kate Fleming Died at 41 (1965-2006)

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Helene Madison is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Helene Madison Died at 57 (1913-1970)

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Maureen Starkey Tigrett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Maureen Starkey Tigrett Died at 48 (1946-1994)

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Jeff Smith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Jeff Smith Died at 65 (1939-2004)

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Alex Haley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Alex Haley Died at 71 (1921-1992)

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James E. West is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
James E. West Died at 55 (1951-2006)

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Robert L. Forward is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Robert L. Forward Died at 70 (1932-2002)

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August Wilson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
August Wilson Died at 60 (1945-2005)

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Hugh Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Hugh Mitchell Died at 89 (1907-1996)

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Donald Niven Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Donald Niven Wheeler Died at 89 (1913-2002)

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Jacob Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Jacob Lawrence Died at 83 (1917-2000)

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Mary Maxwell Gates is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Mary Maxwell Gates Died at 65 (1929-1994)

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Minoru Yamasaki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Minoru Yamasaki Died at 74 (1912-1986)

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Giuseppe Venuti is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Giuseppe Venuti Died at 75 (1903-1978)

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Thomas Milton Gatch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Thomas Milton Gatch Died at 80 (1833-1913)

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Denise Levertov is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Denise Levertov Died at 74 (1923-1997)

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Edwin G. Krebs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Edwin G. Krebs Died at 91 (1918-2009)

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Bill Speidel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Bill Speidel Died at 76 (1912-1988)

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Gwendolyn Knight is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Gwendolyn Knight Died at 92 (1913-2005)

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Steve Goodman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Steve Goodman Died at 36 (1948-1984)

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John Philo Hoyt is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
John Philo Hoyt Died at 85 (1841-1926)

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Peg Phillips is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Peg Phillips Died at 84 (1918-2002)

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Emmett Watson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Emmett Watson Died at 83 (1918-2001)

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Horace Chapin Henry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Horace Chapin Henry Died at 84 (1844-1928)

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Belding Hibbard Scribner is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Belding Hibbard Scribner Died at 82 (1921-2003)

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Watson C. Squire is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Watson C. Squire Died at 88 (1838-1926)

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Octavia E. Butler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Octavia E. Butler Died at 59 (1947-2006)

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Jay Rabinowitz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Jay Rabinowitz Died at 74 (1927-2001)

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Albert Rosellini is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Albert Rosellini Died at 101 (1910-2011)

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Joe Hall is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Joe Hall Died at 37 (1882-1919)

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Olavi Saarinen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Olavi Saarinen Died at 75 (1912-1987)

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Peter M. Bowers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Peter M. Bowers Died at 85 (1918-2003)

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Thomas C. Wales is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Thomas C. Wales Died at 49 (1952-2001)

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Frank Colacurcio is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Frank Colacurcio Died at 93 (1917-2010)

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Granville O. Haller is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Granville O. Haller Died at 78 (1819-1897)

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Elisha P. Ferry is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Elisha P. Ferry Died at 70 (1825-1895)

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John Baker Saunders is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
John Baker Saunders Died at 45 (1954-1999)

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Thomas E. Martin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Thomas E. Martin Died at 78 (1893-1971)

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Cheyenne Bill is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Cheyenne Bill Died at 79 (1900-1979)

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August Kautz is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
August Kautz Died at 67 (1828-1895)

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Richard Achilles Ballinger is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Richard Achilles Ballinger Died at 64 (1858-1922)

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Ivar Haglund is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in Seattle, Washington
Ivar Haglund Died at 80 (1905-1985)