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.

John LennonJohn Lennon
British
Co-founder of 'The Beatles'
Paul WalkerPaul Walker
American
Actor

Chris BenoitChris Benoit
Canadian
Canadian Professional Wrestler

Jean SebergJean Seberg
American
Actress

Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe
American
Writer

Simon MonjackSimon Monjack
British
Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Franz KafkaFranz Kafka
Austrian
Novelist

Edward IV of EnglandEdward IV of England
British
King of England

Kalpana ChawlaKalpana Chawla
American
Astronaut
Lenny BruceLenny Bruce
American
Standup Comedian

Eli CohenEli Cohen
Egyptian, Israeli
Spy
Dawn BrancheauDawn Brancheau
American
Animal Trainer

Neferneferuaten NefertitiNefertiti
Egyptian
Ancient Egyptian Queen

Alexander McQueenAlexander McQueen
British
Fashion designer

John ColtraneJohn Coltrane
American
Saxophonist, Composer

Henry II of FranceHenry II of France
French
King of France
Vladimir KomarovVladimir Komarov
Russian
Pilot

Pete MaravichPete Maravich
American
Basketball Player

Vasily StalinVasily Stalin
Russian
Joseph Stalin's Son

Jack LondonJack London
American
Author
Gus GrissomGus Grissom
American
Astronaut

Rick RudeRick Rude
American
Professional Wrestler
Jonah LomuJonah Lomu
New Zealander
Rugby Player

Lana ClarksonLana Clarkson
American
Actress

Roy DeMeoRoy DeMeo
American
Gangster

Charles J. GuiteauCharles J. Guiteau
American
Guy who Assassinated the US President James A.
Emily DavisonEmily Davison
British
Activist

Alaric IAlaric I
Romanian
First Kings of the Visigoths

Trevor GoddardTrevor Goddard
British, American
Actor
Ike ClantonIke Clanton
American
Member of Brigand Group - The Cowboys

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Joey FeekJoey Feek
American
Singer-songwriter
Balaji Baji RaoBalaji Baji Rao
Indian
Maratha Peshwa

Belle StarrBelle Starr
American
Outlaw

Chris KanyonChris Kanyon
American
Wrestlers

Wesley WillisWesley Willis
American
Singer
Enver PashaEnver Pasha
Turkish
Military Officer

Robert CapaRobert Capa
Hungarian
Photographer

Mary Ann CottonMary Ann Cotton
British
Serial Killer

Victor of AveyronVictor of Aveyron
French
Feral Child
Muhammad AhmadMuhammad Ahmad
Sudanese
Religious Leader

Agustín de IturbideAgustín de Iturbide
Mexican
Emperor of Mexico

Matthew FlindersMatthew Flinders
British
Voyager

Margaret FullerMargaret Fuller
American
 

Juan GrisJuan Gris
Spanish
Painter
Louis Moreau GottschalkLouis Moreau Gottschalk
American
Composer

Ľudovít ŠtúrĽudovít Štúr
Slovak
Author
Silvestre RevueltasSilvestre Revueltas
Mexican
Music composer, violinist and teacher

Andre BazinAndre Bazin
French
Film Critic

Josie HarrisJosie Harris
American
Ex-girlfriend of Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Roy HalladayRoy Halladay
American
Baseball Players

Chris PennChris Penn
American
Actor
Glenn MillerGlenn Miller
American
Trombonist

Anwar al-AwlakiAnwar al-Awlaki
American, Yemeni
Engineer

Mehmed IMehmed I
Turkish
Sultan

Richey EdwardsRichey Edwards
British
Guitarist, Songwriter, Lyricist

Jim ReevesJim Reeves
American
Singer, Songwriter
Ray CombsRay Combs
American
Actor, Television actor

Vitas GerulaitisVitas Gerulaitis
American
Tennis player

Scott FischerScott Fischer
American
Explorer, Rock climber

Leonard LakeLeonard Lake
American
Murderer
Lee AtwaterLee Atwater
American
Political consultant

Adrienne ShellyAdrienne Shelly
American
Actress
Ian CharlesonIan Charleson
Scottish
Scottish actor

Howard AshmanHoward Ashman
American
Composer, Screenwriter, Lyricist, Songwriter, Film

Gerald LevertGerald Levert
American
Singer
Anita MuiAnita Mui
Chinese
Actor, Singer

Francys ArsentievFrancys Arsentiev
American
Mountaineer
Kevyn AucoinKevyn Aucoin
American
Make-up artist, Photographer, Businessperson

ToluiTolui
Mongolian
Khagan of the Mongol Empire

Paddy MaynePaddy Mayne
British
Solicitor, Rugby union player, Military personnel,
George VancouverGeorge Vancouver
British
Explorer, Officer

Philip III of FrancePhilip III of France
French
King
Wat TylerWat Tyler
British
Activists

Shawty LoShawty Lo
American
Rapper

Frank O'HaraFrank O'Hara
American
Poet

Bodil JoensenBodil Joensen
Danish
Adult Film Star, Actor
Galeazzo CianoGaleazzo Ciano
Italian
Diplomat, Politician, Jurist, Diarist
Víctor JaraVíctor Jara
Chilean
Teacher, theater director, poet, singer-songwriter

Feodor I of RussiaFeodor I of Russia
Russian
 

Terry SawchukTerry Sawchuk
Canadian
Ice hockey player

Mike HailwoodMike Hailwood
British
Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer
Diana TurbayDiana Turbay
Colombian
Journalist

Anthony RadziwillAnthony Radziwill
Swiss, American
Producer

Wilhelmina CooperWilhelmina Cooper
Dutch, American
Model, Model agent

Kamehameha IIIKamehameha III
American
King

Herod ArchelausHerod Archelaus
Israeli
 
Clyde McPhatterClyde McPhatter
American
Singer

MajorianMajorian
Italian
King
Pauly FuemanaPauly Fuemana
New Zealander
Singer, Songwriter

Jean LannesJean Lannes
French
War General
Agathe UwilingiyimanaAgathe Uwilingiyimana
Rwandan
Politician
Fausto CoppiFausto Coppi
Italian
Italian cyclist