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'
Eli CohenEli Cohen
Egyptian, Israeli
Spy

Paul WalkerPaul Walker
American
Actor

Lenny BruceLenny Bruce
American
Standup Comedian

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

Edward IV of EnglandEdward IV of England
British
First Yorkist King of England
Franz KafkaFranz Kafka
Austrian
Novelist

Chris BenoitChris Benoit
Canadian
Canadian Professional Wrestler

Jonah LomuJonah Lomu
New Zealander
Rugby Player

Kalpana ChawlaKalpana Chawla
American
Astronaut
Simon MonjackSimon Monjack
British
Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer

Alexander McQueenAlexander McQueen
British
Fashion designer
Neferneferuaten NefertitiNefertiti
Egyptian
Ancient Egyptian Queen

John ColtraneJohn Coltrane
American
Saxophonist, Composer

Jack LondonJack London
American
Author
Balaji Baji RaoBalaji Baji Rao
Indian
Maratha Peshwa

Henry II of FranceHenry II of France
French
King of France
Pete MaravichPete Maravich
American
Basketball Player

Mary Ann CottonMary Ann Cotton
British
Serial Killer

Gus GrissomGus Grissom
American
Astronaut

Jean SebergJean Seberg
American
Actress
Dawn BrancheauDawn Brancheau
American
Animal Trainer

Vasily StalinVasily Stalin
Russian
Joseph Stalin's Son

Roy DeMeoRoy DeMeo
American
Gangster

Lana ClarksonLana Clarkson
American
Actress
Emily DavisonEmily Davison
British
Activist
Ike ClantonIke Clanton
American
Member of Brigand Group - The Cowboys

Wesley WillisWesley Willis
American
Singer

Robert CapaRobert Capa
Hungarian
Photographer

Alaric IAlaric I
Romanian
First Kings of the Visigoths
Trevor GoddardTrevor Goddard
British, American
Actor

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Joey FeekJoey Feek
American
Singer-songwriter

Belle StarrBelle Starr
American
Outlaw

Agustín de IturbideAgustín de Iturbide
Mexican
Emperor of Mexico

Margaret FullerMargaret Fuller
American
 
Victor of AveyronVictor of Aveyron
French
Feral Child

Muhammad AhmadMuhammad Ahmad
Sudanese
Religious Leader

Matthew FlindersMatthew Flinders
British
Voyager

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

Roy HalladayRoy Halladay
American
Baseball Players

Vladimir KomarovVladimir Komarov
Russian
Pilot

Chris PennChris Penn
American
Actor
Glenn MillerGlenn Miller
American
Jazz musician, Bandleader, Composer, Music

Anwar al-AwlakiAnwar al-Awlaki
American, Yemeni
Engineer

Rick RudeRick Rude
American
Professional wrestler, Actor

Adrienne ShellyAdrienne Shelly
American
Actress
Jim ReevesJim Reeves
American
Singer, Songwriter

Charles J. GuiteauCharles J. Guiteau
American
Writer
Richey EdwardsRichey Edwards
British
Guitarist, Songwriter, Lyricist

Ray CombsRay Combs
American
Actor, Television actor

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

Leonard LakeLeonard Lake
American
Murderer
Scott FischerScott Fischer
American
Explorer, Rock climber

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

Shawty LoShawty Lo
American
Rapper
Danitra VanceDanitra Vance
American
American comedian

Kevyn AucoinKevyn Aucoin
American
Make-up artist, Photographer, Businessperson
Philip III of FrancePhilip III of France
French
King

Chris KanyonChris Kanyon
American
Wrestlers

Lee AtwaterLee Atwater
American
Political consultant

Enver PashaEnver Pasha
Turkish
Military officer
Terry SawchukTerry Sawchuk
Canadian
Ice hockey player
Feodor I of RussiaFeodor I of Russia
Russian
 

Francys ArsentievFrancys Arsentiev
American
Mountaineer

George VancouverGeorge Vancouver
British
Explorer, Officer

Mehmed IMehmed I
Turkish
Sultan
Bodil JoensenBodil Joensen
Danish
Adult Film Star, Actor

Wat TylerWat Tyler
British
Activists

Vitas GerulaitisVitas Gerulaitis
American
Tennis player

Víctor JaraVíctor Jara
Chilean
Teacher, theater director, poet, singer-songwriter

Anthony RadziwillAnthony Radziwill
Swiss, American
Producer
Ian CharlesonIan Charleson
Scottish
Scottish actor

Galeazzo CianoGaleazzo Ciano
Italian
Diplomat, Politician, Jurist, Diarist
Wilhelmina CooperWilhelmina Cooper
Dutch, American
Model, Model agent

ToluiTolui
Mongolian
Khagan of the Mongol Empire

Diana TurbayDiana Turbay
Colombian
Journalist
Johann Philipp ReisJohann Philipp Reis
German
Physicist, Inventor

Kamehameha IIIKamehameha III
American
King
Clyde McPhatterClyde McPhatter
American
Singer

Paddy MaynePaddy Mayne
British
Solicitor, Rugby union player, Military personnel,

Fausto CoppiFausto Coppi
Italian
Italian cyclist

Pauly FuemanaPauly Fuemana
New Zealander
Singer, Songwriter
Mike HailwoodMike Hailwood
British
Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer

Herod ArchelausHerod Archelaus
Israeli
 
Gaetano ReinaGaetano Reina
American
gangster, businessperson

Buenaventura DurrutiBuenaventura Durruti
Spanish
Anarcho-syndicalist, Anarchist, Trade unionist
MajorianMajorian
Italian
King

John II of PortugalJohn II of Portugal
Portuguese
King
Dragutin DimitrijevićDragutin Dimitrijević
Serbian
Military officer