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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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. at 91 (1918-2009)