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.

Eli CohenEli Cohen
06 December 1924, Egyptian, Israeli
John LennonJohn Lennon
09 October 1940, British
Co-founder of 'The Beatles'

Paul WalkerPaul Walker
12 September 1973, American

Kalpana ChawlaKalpana Chawla
17 March 1962, American

Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe
19 January 1809, American
Author, Poet, Editor and Literary Critic

Jonah LomuJonah Lomu
12 May 1975, New Zealander
Rugby Player
Chris BenoitChris Benoit
21 May 1967, Canadian
Canadian Professional Wrestler

Franz KafkaFranz Kafka
03 July 1883, Austrian

Edward IV of EnglandEdward IV of England
28 April 1442, British
First Yorkist King of England

Lenny BruceLenny Bruce
13 October 1925, American
Standup Comedian
John ColtraneJohn Coltrane
23 September 1926, American
Saxophonist, Composer

Alexander McQueenAlexander McQueen
17 March 1969, British
Fashion designer
Neferneferuaten NefertitiNefertiti
1370 BC, Egyptian
Ancient Egyptian Queen

Henry II of FranceHenry II of France
31 March 1519, French
King of France

Jack LondonJack London
12 January 1876, American
Simon MonjackSimon Monjack
09 March 1970, British
Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer

Gus GrissomGus Grissom
03 April 1926, American
Mary Ann CottonMary Ann Cotton
31 October 1832, British
Serial Killer

Pete MaravichPete Maravich
22 June 1947, American
Basketball Player

Jean SebergJean Seberg
13 November 1938, American
Dawn BrancheauDawn Brancheau
16 April 1969, American
Animal Trainer

Vasily StalinVasily Stalin
21 March 1921, Russian
Joseph Stalin's Son
Lana ClarksonLana Clarkson
05 April 1962, American

Roy DeMeoRoy DeMeo
07 September 1942, American

Ike ClantonIke Clanton
1847 AD, American
Member of Brigand Group - The Cowboys

Robert CapaRobert Capa
22 October 1913, Hungarian
Emily DavisonEmily Davison
11 October 1872, British
Trevor GoddardTrevor Goddard
14 October 1962, British, American

Joey FeekJoey Feek
09 September 1975, American

Agustín de IturbideAgustín de Iturbide
27 September 1783, Mexican
Emperor of Mexico

Matthew FlindersMatthew Flinders
16 March 1774, British
Muhammad AhmadMuhammad Ahmad
12 August 1844, Sudanese
Religious Leader

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Margaret FullerMargaret Fuller
23 May 1810, American

Juan GrisJuan Gris
23 March 1887, Spanish

Louis Moreau GottschalkLouis Moreau Gottschalk
08 May 1829, American

Ľudovít ŠtúrĽudovít Štúr
28 October 1815, Slovak
Silvestre RevueltasSilvestre Revueltas
31 December 1899, Mexican
Music composer, violinist and teacher

Andre BazinAndre Bazin
18 April 1918, French
Film Critic
Roy HalladayRoy Halladay
14 May 1977, American
Baseball Players

0111 BC, Greek
Thracian gladiator

Vladimir KomarovVladimir Komarov
16 March 1927, Russian
Chris PennChris Penn
10 October 1965, American

Glenn MillerGlenn Miller
01 March 1904, American
Jazz musician, Bandleader, Composer, Music
James IV of ScotlandJames IV of Scotland
17 March 1473, British

Rick RudeRick Rude
07 December 1958, American
Professional wrestler, Actor

Anwar al-AwlakiAnwar al-Awlaki
22 April 1971, American, Yemeni

Jim ReevesJim Reeves
20 August 1923, American
Singer, Songwriter

Adrienne ShellyAdrienne Shelly
24 June 1966, American
Ray CombsRay Combs
03 April 1956, American
Actor, Television actor

Vitas GerulaitisVitas Gerulaitis
26 July 1954, American
Tennis player

Richey EdwardsRichey Edwards
22 December 1967, British
Guitarist, Songwriter, Lyricist

Gerald LevertGerald Levert
13 July 1966, American
0649 BC, Israeli

Leonard LakeLeonard Lake
1945 AD, American
Scott FischerScott Fischer
24 December 1955, American
Explorer, Rock climber

Anita MuiAnita Mui
10 October 1963, Chinese
Actor, Singer

Alaric IAlaric I
0370 AD, Romanian
Balaji Baji RaoBalaji Baji Rao
08 December 1720, Indian
Religious leader

Kevyn AucoinKevyn Aucoin
14 February 1962, American
Make-up artist, Photographer, Businessperson
Danitra VanceDanitra Vance
13 July 1954, American
American comedian

Belle StarrBelle Starr
05 February 1848, American

Paddy MaynePaddy Mayne
11 January 1915, British
Solicitor, Rugby union player, Military personnel,
Philip III of FrancePhilip III of France
30 April 1245, French

Chris KanyonChris Kanyon
04 January 1970, American
Lee AtwaterLee Atwater
27 February 1951, American
Political consultant

Francys ArsentievFrancys Arsentiev
18 January 1958, American

Enver PashaEnver Pasha
22 November 1881, Turkish
Military officer

Howard AshmanHoward Ashman
17 May 1950, American
Composer, Screenwriter, Lyricist, Songwriter, Film
Feodor I of RussiaFeodor I of Russia
31 May 1557, Russian
Mehmed IMehmed I
1381 AD, Turkish

Bodil JoensenBodil Joensen
25 September 1944, Danish
Adult Film Star, Actor

George VancouverGeorge Vancouver
22 June 1757, British
Explorer, Officer

Wat TylerWat Tyler
04 January 1341, British
Víctor JaraVíctor Jara
28 September 1932, Chilean
Teacher, theater director, poet, singer-songwriter

Anthony RadziwillAnthony Radziwill
04 August 1959, Swiss, American

Pier Gerlofs DoniaPier Gerlofs Donia
1480 AD, Dutch
warrior, farmer

Wilhelmina CooperWilhelmina Cooper
01 May 1939, Dutch, American
Model, Model agent

Terry SawchukTerry Sawchuk
28 December 1929, Canadian
Ice hockey player
Galeazzo CianoGaleazzo Ciano
18 March 1903, Italian
Diplomat, Politician, Jurist, Diarist

1192 AD, Mongolian
Khagan of the Mongol Empire
Diana TurbayDiana Turbay
09 March 1950, Colombian

Fausto CoppiFausto Coppi
15 September 1919, Italian
Italian cyclist

Mike HailwoodMike Hailwood
02 April 1940, British
Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer
Pauly FuemanaPauly Fuemana
08 February 1969, New Zealander
Singer, Songwriter

Herod ArchelausHerod Archelaus
0023 BC, Israeli
Gaetano ReinaGaetano Reina
27 September 1889, American
gangster, businessperson

31 October 0420, Italian

Yao DefenYao Defen
15 July 1972

John II of PortugalJohn II of Portugal
03 March 1455, Portuguese
Buenaventura DurrutiBuenaventura Durruti
14 July 1896, Spanish
Anarcho-syndicalist, Anarchist, Trade unionist

Jean LannesJean Lannes
10 April 1769, French
Duc de Montebello
Mikhail FrunzeMikhail Frunze
02 February 1885, Kyrgyz

Johann Philipp ReisJohann Philipp Reis
07 January 1834, German
Physicist, Inventor
Tim HetheringtonTim Hetherington
05 December 1970, British, American
War correspondent, Photographer, Film director,

Alex LoweAlex Lowe
24 December 1958, American
Joan of France, Duchess of BerryJoan of France, Duchess of Berry
23 April 1464, French