Famous People Who Died At 40

The list of famous people who died at 40 includes John Lennon, Paul Walker, Edgar Allan Poe, Kalpana Chawla, Alexander McQueen. Famous personalities featured on this list, include emperors & kings, political leaders, military leaders and actors and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 40 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Turkey and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Paul Walker

Paul Walker.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
Died: November 30, 2013

 2 John Lennon

John Lennon.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter & Musician
Birthdate: October 9, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: December 8, 1980

 3 Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 19, 1809
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 7, 1849
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 4 Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: July 3, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: June 3, 1924

 5 Chris Benoit

Chris Benoit.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Canadian Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: May 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: June 24, 2007
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 6 Saeed Hanaei

Saeed Hanaei
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: April 5, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mashhad, Iran
Died: April 8, 2002

 7 Caroline Flack

Caroline Flack.
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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: November 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Enfield, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Died: February 15, 2020
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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 8 Chris Penn

Chris Penn
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 10, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Died: January 24, 2006

 9 Kalpana Chawla

Kalpana Chawla.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: March 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Karnal, India
Died: February 1, 2003
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 10 Chris Kanyon

Chris Kanyon.
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestlers
Birthdate: January 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sunnyside, New York, United States
Died: April 2, 2010
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 11 Edward IV of England

Edward IV of England.
2
Famous As: King of England
Birthdate: April 28, 1442
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rouen, France
Died: April 9, 1483
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 12 Henry II of France

Henry II of France.
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Famous As: King of France
Birthdate: March 31, 1519
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris
Died: July 10, 1559

 13 Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: March 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lewisham, London, United Kingdom
Died: February 11, 2010
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 14 Eli Cohen

Eli Cohen.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Spy
Birthdate: December 6, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: May 18, 1965

 15 John Coltrane

John Coltrane.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Saxophonist, Composer
Birthdate: September 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hamlet
Died: July 17, 1967

 16 Nefertiti

Nefertiti.
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Famous As: Ancient Egyptian Queen
Birthdate: 1370 BC
Died: 1330 BC

 17 Lenny Bruce

Lenny Bruce.
1
Famous As: Standup Comedian
Birthdate: October 13, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mineola, New York
Died: August 3, 1966

 18 Pete Maravich

Pete Maravich.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: June 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
Died: January 5, 1988

 19 Jack London

Jack London.
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Famous As: Novelist & Journalist
Birthdate: January 12, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: November 22, 1916

 20 Jean Seberg

Jean Seberg.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marshalltown, Iowa, United States
Died: August 30, 1979
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 21 Dawn Brancheau

Dawn Brancheau.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Animal Trainer
Birthdate: April 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cedar Lake, Indiana
Died: February 24, 2010

 22 Roy Halladay

Roy Halladay
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball Players
Birthdate: May 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, USA
Died: November 7, 2017
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 23 Simon Monjack

Simon Monjack.
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Famous As: Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Birthdate: March 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London Borough of Hillingdon
Died: May 23, 2010

 24 James Foley

James Foley
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Famous As: photojournalist,teacher, journalist
Birthdate: October 18, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rochester
Died: August 19, 2014

 25 Rick Rude

Rick Rude.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: December 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Peter, Minnesota, United States
Died: April 20, 1999
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 26 Vasily Stalin

Vasily Stalin.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Joseph Stalin's Son
Birthdate: March 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died: March 19, 1962

 27 Glenn Miller

Glenn Miller
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Trombonist
Birthdate: March 1, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clarinda, Iowa, United States
Died: December 15, 1944

 28 Anwar al-Awlaki

Anwar al-Awlaki
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: April 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Las Cruces
Died: September 30, 2011
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 29 Richey Edwards

Richey Edwards
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Guitarist, Songwriter, Lyricist
Birthdate: December 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Caerphilly County Borough
Died: November 23, 2008

 30 Gus Grissom

Gus Grissom.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: April 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Indiana
Died: January 27, 1967
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 31 Roy DeMeo

Roy DeMeo.
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Gangster
Birthdate: September 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Died: January 10, 1983

 32 Ike Clanton

Ike Clanton.
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Member of Brigand Group - The Cowboys
Birthdate: 1847 AD
Birthplace: Callaway County, Missouri
Died: June 1, 1887

 33 Lana Clarkson

Lana Clarkson.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 5, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: February 3, 2003

 34 Vladimir Komarov

Vladimir Komarov.
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: March 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow
Died: April 24, 1967

 35 James IV of Scotland

James IV of Scotland.
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: March 17, 1473
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stirling Castle, Stirling,Scotland, United Kingdom
Died: September 9, 1513

 36 Ray Combs

Ray Combs
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Famous As: Actor, Television actor
Birthdate: April 3, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamilton
Died: June 2, 1996

 37 Gerald Levert

Gerald Levert
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: November 10, 2006

 38 Jonah Lomu

Jonah Lomu.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Rugby Player
Birthdate: May 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Greenlane, Auckland, New Zealand
Died: November 18, 2015
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 39 Francys Arsentiev

Francys Arsentiev
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Mountaineer
Birthdate: January 18, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Honolulu
Died: May 24, 1998

 40 Scott Fischer

Scott Fischer
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Explorer, Rock climber
Birthdate: December 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Michigan
Died: May 11, 1996

 41 Falco

Falco
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 6, 1998
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 42 Jim Reeves

Jim Reeves
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: August 20, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Galloway, Texas, United States
Died: July 31, 1964
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 43 Balaji Baji Rao

Balaji Baji Rao.
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Famous As: Maratha Peshwa
Birthdate: December 8, 1720
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pune
Died: June 23, 1761

 44 Charles J. Guiteau

Charles J. Guiteau.
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Guy who Assassinated the US President James A. Garfield
Birthdate: September 8, 1841
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Freeport, Illinois, United States
Died: June 30, 1882

 45 Anita Mui

Anita Mui
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: British Hong Kong
Died: December 30, 2003
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 46 Adrienne Shelly

Adrienne Shelly
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 24, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Died: November 1, 2006
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 47 Isdal Woman

Isdal Woman
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Unidentified woman
Birthdate: 1930 AD
Birthplace: Nuremberg, Germany
Died: November 29, 1970
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 48 Anthony Radziwill

Anthony Radziwill
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Famous As: Producer
Birthdate: August 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland
Died: August 10, 1999

 49 Vitas Gerulaitis

Vitas Gerulaitis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: July 26, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 17, 1994
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 50 Alaric I

Alaric I.
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Famous As: First Kings of the Visigoths
Birthdate: 0370 AD
Birthplace: Peuce Island
Died: 0410 AD