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

Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe
American
Writer

Lenny BruceLenny Bruce
American
Standup Comedian

Jean SebergJean Seberg
American
Actress
Franz KafkaFranz Kafka
Austrian
Novelist

Eli CohenEli Cohen
Egyptian, Israeli
Spy

Edward IV of EnglandEdward IV of England
British
First Yorkist King of England
Jack LondonJack London
American
Author

Pete MaravichPete Maravich
American
Basketball Player
Kalpana ChawlaKalpana Chawla
American
Astronaut

John ColtraneJohn Coltrane
American
Saxophonist, Composer

Alexander McQueenAlexander McQueen
British
Fashion designer

Dawn BrancheauDawn Brancheau
American
Animal Trainer

Neferneferuaten NefertitiNefertiti
Egyptian
Ancient Egyptian Queen
Henry II of FranceHenry II of France
French
King of France

Vasily StalinVasily Stalin
Russian
Joseph Stalin's Son

Simon MonjackSimon Monjack
British
Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer

Balaji Baji RaoBalaji Baji Rao
Indian
Maratha Peshwa
Rick RudeRick Rude
American
Professional Wrestler

Lana ClarksonLana Clarkson
American
Actress
Gus GrissomGus Grissom
American
Astronaut

Roy DeMeoRoy DeMeo
American
Gangster

Jonah LomuJonah Lomu
New Zealander
Rugby Player

Joey FeekJoey Feek
American
Singer-songwriter
Charles J. GuiteauCharles J. Guiteau
American
Guy who Assassinated the US President James A.

Vladimir KomarovVladimir Komarov
Russian
Pilot

Emily DavisonEmily Davison
British
Activist
Trevor GoddardTrevor Goddard
British, American
Actor

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Alaric IAlaric I
Romanian
First Kings of the Visigoths
Ike ClantonIke Clanton
American
Member of Brigand Group - The Cowboys

Belle StarrBelle Starr
American
Outlaw

Chris KanyonChris Kanyon
American
Wrestlers

Robert CapaRobert Capa
Hungarian
Photographer
Enver PashaEnver Pasha
Turkish
Military Officer
Wesley WillisWesley Willis
American
Singer

Victor of AveyronVictor of Aveyron
French
Feral Child

Mary Ann CottonMary Ann Cotton
British
Serial Killer

Muhammad AhmadMuhammad Ahmad
Sudanese
Religious Leader
Agustín de IturbideAgustín de Iturbide
Mexican
Emperor of Mexico

Margaret FullerMargaret Fuller
American
 

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

Josie HarrisJosie Harris
American
Ex-girlfriend of Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Andre BazinAndre Bazin
French
Film Critic
Chris PennChris Penn
American
Actor

Glenn MillerGlenn Miller
American
Trombonist
Roy HalladayRoy Halladay
American
Baseball Players

Richey EdwardsRichey Edwards
British
Guitarist, Songwriter, Lyricist

Jim ReevesJim Reeves
American
Singer, Songwriter

Anwar al-AwlakiAnwar al-Awlaki
American, Yemeni
Engineer

Scott FischerScott Fischer
American
Explorer, Rock climber
Ray CombsRay Combs
American
Actor, Television actor

Terry SawchukTerry Sawchuk
Canadian
Ice hockey player

Adrienne ShellyAdrienne Shelly
American
Actress

Howard AshmanHoward Ashman
American
Composer, Screenwriter, Lyricist, Songwriter, Film
Mehmed IMehmed I
Turkish
Sultan

Leonard LakeLeonard Lake
American
Murderer
Anita MuiAnita Mui
Chinese
Actor, Singer

Gerald LevertGerald Levert
American
Singer

Lee AtwaterLee Atwater
American
Political consultant
Kevyn AucoinKevyn Aucoin
American
Make-up artist, Photographer, Businessperson

Vitas GerulaitisVitas Gerulaitis
American
Tennis player
Ian CharlesonIan Charleson
Scottish
Scottish actor

Francys ArsentievFrancys Arsentiev
American
Mountaineer

Diana TurbayDiana Turbay
Colombian
Journalist
Shawty LoShawty Lo
American
Rapper

George VancouverGeorge Vancouver
British
Explorer, Officer
ToluiTolui
Mongolian
Khagan of the Mongol Empire

Bodil JoensenBodil Joensen
Danish
Adult Film Star, Actor

Galeazzo CianoGaleazzo Ciano
Italian
Diplomat, Politician, Jurist, Diarist

Philip III of FrancePhilip III of France
French
King
Víctor JaraVíctor Jara
Chilean
Teacher, theater director, poet, singer-songwriter
Wat TylerWat Tyler
British
Activists

Feodor I of RussiaFeodor I of Russia
Russian
 

Frank O'HaraFrank O'Hara
American
Poet

Antonio PigafettaAntonio Pigafetta
Italian
Scholar
Wilhelmina CooperWilhelmina Cooper
Dutch, American
Model, Model agent

Mike HailwoodMike Hailwood
British
Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer

Herod ArchelausHerod Archelaus
Israeli
 

Kamehameha IIIKamehameha III
American
King

Clyde McPhatterClyde McPhatter
American
Singer
Alex LoweAlex Lowe
American
Mountaineer

Pauly FuemanaPauly Fuemana
New Zealander
Singer, Songwriter
Anthony RadziwillAnthony Radziwill
Swiss, American
Producer

MajorianMajorian
Italian
King
Paddy MaynePaddy Mayne
British
Solicitor, Rugby union player, Military personnel,
Yao DefenYao Defen