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 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)

 5 Franz Kafka

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

 6 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)

 7 Edward IV of England

Edward IV of England.
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Famous As: King of England
Birthdate: April 28, 1442
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rouen, France
Died: April 9, 1483
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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 8 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

 9 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

 10 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

 11 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)

 12 Nefertiti

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

 13 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

 14 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

 15 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)

 16 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

 17 Lenny Bruce

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

 18 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

 19 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)

 20 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

 21 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

 22 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)

 23 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)

 24 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

 25 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

 26 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)

 27 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

 28 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

 29 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)

 30 Trevor Goddard

Trevor Goddard.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 14, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Croydon, Surrey, England
Died: June 7, 2003
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 31 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

 32 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

 33 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

 34 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

 35 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

 36 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)

 37 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)

 38 Emily Davison

Emily Davison.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: October 11, 1872
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 8, 1913

 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 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)

 41 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

 42 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

 43 Babak Khorramdin

Babak Khorramdin
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Political activist
Birthdate: 0798 AD
Birthplace: Azerbaijan, Iran
Died: January 7, 0838

 44 Mehmed I

Mehmed I
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Sultan
Birthdate: 1381 AD
Birthplace: Bursa, Ottoman Sultanate
Died: May 26, 1421

 45 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

 46 Enver Pasha

Enver Pasha.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Officer
Birthdate: November 22, 1881
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: ─░stanbul, Turkey
Died: August 4, 1922

 47 Chris Kanyon

Chris Kanyon.
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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)

 48 Lee Atwater

Lee Atwater
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Political consultant
Birthdate: February 27, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Died: March 29, 1991

 49 Alaric I

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

 50 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