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
(Co-founder of 'The Beatles')

09 October 1940

British

Paul WalkerPaul Walker
(Actor)

12 September 1973

American

Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe
(Author, Poet, Editor and Literary Critic)

19 January 1809

American

Alexander McQueenAlexander McQueen
(Fashion designer)

17 March 1969

British

Chris BenoitChris Benoit
(Canadian Professional Wrestler)

21 May 1967

Canadian

Lenny BruceLenny Bruce
(Standup Comedian)

13 October 1925

American

Kalpana ChawlaKalpana Chawla
(Astronaut)

17 March 1962

American

Franz KafkaFranz Kafka
(Novelist)

03 July 1883

Austrian

Edward IV of EnglandEdward IV of England
(First Yorkist King of England)

28 April 1442

British

Pete MaravichPete Maravich
(Basketball Player)

22 June 1947

American

Neferneferuaten NefertitiNefertiti
(Ancient Egyptian Queen)

1370 BC

Egyptian

Gus GrissomGus Grissom
(Astronaut)

03 April 1926

American

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John ColtraneJohn Coltrane
(Saxophonist, Composer)

23 September 1926

American

Henry II of FranceHenry II of France
(King of France)

31 March 1519

French

Jack LondonJack London
(Author)

12 January 1876

American

Simon MonjackSimon Monjack
(Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer)

09 March 1970

British

Jonah LomuJonah Lomu
(Rugby Player)

12 May 1975

New Zealander

Jean SebergJean Seberg
(Actress)

13 November 1938

American

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Vasily StalinVasily Stalin
(Joseph Stalin's Son)

21 March 1921

Russian

Lana ClarksonLana Clarkson
(Actress)

05 April 1962

American

Dawn BrancheauDawn Brancheau
(Animal Trainer)

16 April 1969

American

Roy DeMeoRoy DeMeo
(Gangster)

07 September 1942

American

Emily DavisonEmily Davison
(Activist)

11 October 1872

British

Joey FeekJoey Feek
(Singer-songwriter)

09 September 1975

American

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Ike ClantonIke Clanton
(Member of Brigand Group - The Cowboys)

1847 AD

American

Robert CapaRobert Capa
(Photographer)

22 October 1913

Hungarian

Trevor GoddardTrevor Goddard
(Actor)

14 October 1962

British,American

Muhammad AhmadMuhammad Ahmad
(Religious Leader)

12 August 1844

Sudanese

Mary Ann CottonMary Ann Cotton
(Serial Killer)

31 October 1832

British

Matthew FlindersMatthew Flinders
(Voyager)

16 March 1774

British

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Agustín de IturbideAgustín de Iturbide
(Emperor of Mexico)

27 September 1783

Mexican

Margaret FullerMargaret Fuller

23 May 1810

American

Juan GrisJuan Gris
(Painter)

23 March 1887

Spanish

Louis Moreau GottschalkLouis Moreau Gottschalk
(Composer)

08 May 1829

American

Ľudovít ŠtúrĽudovít Štúr
(Author)

28 October 1815

Slovak

Silvestre RevueltasSilvestre Revueltas
(Music composer, violinist and teacher)

31 December 1899

Mexican

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Andre BazinAndre Bazin
(Film Critic)

18 April 1918

French

SpartacusSpartacus
(Thracian gladiator)

0111 BC

Greek

Vladimir KomarovVladimir Komarov
(Pilot)

16 March 1927

Russian

Chris PennChris Penn
(Actor)

10 October 1965

American

Rick RudeRick Rude
(Professional wrestler, Actor)

07 December 1958

American

Glenn MillerGlenn Miller
(Jazz musician, Bandleader, Composer, Music arranger, Conductor, Musician)

01 March 1904

American

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Anwar al-AwlakiAnwar al-Awlaki
(Engineer)

22 April 1971

American,Yemeni

James IV of ScotlandJames IV of Scotland
(King)

17 March 1473

British

Scott FischerScott Fischer
(Explorer, Rock climber)

24 December 1955

American

Richey EdwardsRichey Edwards
(Guitarist, Songwriter, Lyricist)

22 December 1967

British

Jim ReevesJim Reeves
(Singer, Songwriter)

20 August 1923

American

Kevyn AucoinKevyn Aucoin
(Make-up artist, Photographer, Businessperson)

14 February 1962

American

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Ray CombsRay Combs
(Actor, Television actor)

03 April 1956

American

Terry SawchukTerry Sawchuk
(Ice hockey player)

28 December 1929

Canadian

Francys ArsentievFrancys Arsentiev
(Mountaineer)

18 January 1958

American

Leonard LakeLeonard Lake
(Murderer)

1945 AD

American

JosiahJosiah
(King)

0649 BC

Israeli

Eli CohenEli Cohen
(spy)

06 December 1924

Israeli

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Alaric IAlaric I
(King)

0370 AD

Romanian

Anita MuiAnita Mui
(Actor, Singer)

10 October 1963

Chinese

Belle StarrBelle Starr
(outlaw)

05 February 1848

American

Pier Gerlofs DoniaPier Gerlofs Donia
(warrior, farmer)

1480 AD

Dutch

Balaji Baji RaoBalaji Baji Rao
(Religious leader)

08 December 1720

Indian

Enver PashaEnver Pasha
(Politician)

22 November 1881

Turkish

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Danitra VanceDanitra Vance
(American comedian)

13 July 1954

American

Philip III of FrancePhilip III of France
(King)

30 April 1245

French

Víctor JaraVíctor Jara
(Teacher, theater director, poet, singer-songwriter and political activist)

28 September 1932

Chilean

Alex LoweAlex Lowe
(Mountaineer)

24 December 1958

American

Howard AshmanHoward Ashman
(Composer, Screenwriter, Lyricist, Songwriter, Film score composer)

17 May 1950

American

Mehmed IMehmed I
(Sultan)

1381 AD

Turkish

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Bodil JoensenBodil Joensen
(Adult Film Star, Actor)

25 September 1944

Danish

George VancouverGeorge Vancouver
(Explorer, Officer)

22 June 1757

British

Vitas GerulaitisVitas Gerulaitis
(Tennis player)

26 July 1954

American

Wat TylerWat Tyler
(Activists)

04 January 1341

British

Galeazzo CianoGaleazzo Ciano
(Diplomat, Politician, Jurist, Diarist)

18 March 1903

Italian

ToluiTolui
(Khagan of the Mongol Empire)

1192 AD

Mongolian

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Wilhelmina CooperWilhelmina Cooper
(Model, Model agent)

01 May 1939

Dutch,American

Gaetano ReinaGaetano Reina
(gangster, businessperson)

27 September 1889

American

Diana TurbayDiana Turbay
(Journalist)

09 March 1950

Colombian