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

Franz KafkaFranz Kafka
Austrian
Novelist

Kalpana ChawlaKalpana Chawla
American
Astronaut
Jean SebergJean Seberg
American
Actress

Alexander McQueenAlexander McQueen
British
Fashion designer

Lenny BruceLenny Bruce
American
Standup Comedian
Edward IV of EnglandEdward IV of England
British
King of England

Simon MonjackSimon Monjack
British
Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Eli CohenEli Cohen
Egyptian, Israeli
Spy

John ColtraneJohn Coltrane
American
Saxophonist, Composer

Neferneferuaten NefertitiNefertiti
Egyptian
Ancient Egyptian Queen

Henry II of FranceHenry II of France
French
King of France

Jack LondonJack London
American
Author
Vladimir KomarovVladimir Komarov
Russian
Pilot

Rick RudeRick Rude
American
Professional Wrestler

Pete MaravichPete Maravich
American
Basketball Player

Gus GrissomGus Grissom
American
Astronaut
Jonah LomuJonah Lomu
New Zealander
Rugby Player

Dawn BrancheauDawn Brancheau
American
Animal Trainer
Lana ClarksonLana Clarkson
American
Actress

Vasily StalinVasily Stalin
Russian
Joseph Stalin's Son

Roy DeMeoRoy DeMeo
American
Gangster
Charles J. GuiteauCharles J. Guiteau
American
Guy who Assassinated the US President James A.

Ike ClantonIke Clanton
American
Member of Brigand Group - The Cowboys

Alaric IAlaric I
Romanian
First Kings of the Visigoths

Belle StarrBelle Starr
American
Outlaw
Balaji Baji RaoBalaji Baji Rao
Indian
Maratha Peshwa

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Joey FeekJoey Feek
American
Singer-songwriter
Emily DavisonEmily Davison
British
Activist

Trevor GoddardTrevor Goddard
British, American
Actor

Enver PashaEnver Pasha
Turkish
Military Officer

Robert CapaRobert Capa
Hungarian
Photographer
Wesley WillisWesley Willis
American
Singer

Mary Ann CottonMary Ann Cotton
British
Serial Killer

Chris KanyonChris Kanyon
American
Wrestlers

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

Matthew FlindersMatthew Flinders
British
Voyager

Agustín de IturbideAgustín de Iturbide
Mexican
Emperor of Mexico

Margaret FullerMargaret Fuller
American
 

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

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

Andre BazinAndre Bazin
French
Film Critic

Josie HarrisJosie Harris
American
Ex-girlfriend of Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Chris PennChris Penn
American
Actor

Howard AshmanHoward Ashman
American
Composer, Screenwriter, Lyricist, Songwriter, Film
Anwar al-AwlakiAnwar al-Awlaki
American, Yemeni
Engineer

Glenn MillerGlenn Miller
American
Trombonist

Lee AtwaterLee Atwater
American
Political consultant

Roy HalladayRoy Halladay
American
Baseball Players

Vitas GerulaitisVitas Gerulaitis
American
Tennis player
Richey EdwardsRichey Edwards
British
Guitarist, Songwriter, Lyricist

Jim ReevesJim Reeves
American
Singer-Songwriter

Leonard LakeLeonard Lake
American
Murderer

Ray CombsRay Combs
American
Actor, Television actor
Mehmed IMehmed I
Turkish
Sultan

Ian CharlesonIan Charleson
Scottish
Scottish actor
Scott FischerScott Fischer
American
Explorer, Rock climber

Antonio PigafettaAntonio Pigafetta
Italian
Scholar

Gerald LevertGerald Levert
American
Singer
Adrienne ShellyAdrienne Shelly
American
Actress

Francys ArsentievFrancys Arsentiev
American
Mountaineer
Víctor JaraVíctor Jara
Chilean
Teacher, theater director, poet, singer-songwriter

Anita MuiAnita Mui
Chinese, Hong Konger
Singer

ToluiTolui
Mongolian
Khagan of the Mongol Empire
Shawty LoShawty Lo
American
Rapper

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

Galeazzo CianoGaleazzo Ciano
Italian
Diplomat

George VancouverGeorge Vancouver
British
Explorer, Officer

MajorianMajorian
Italian
King
Bodil JoensenBodil Joensen
Danish
Adult Film Star, Actor
Wat TylerWat Tyler
British
Activists

Feodor I of RussiaFeodor I of Russia
Russian
 

Mike HailwoodMike Hailwood
British
Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer

Frank O'HaraFrank O'Hara
American
Poet
Anthony RadziwillAnthony Radziwill
Swiss, American
Producer

Diana TurbayDiana Turbay
Colombian
Journalist

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

Wilhelmina CooperWilhelmina Cooper
Dutch, American
Model, Model agent

Kamehameha IIIKamehameha III
American
King
Terry SawchukTerry Sawchuk
Canadian
Ice hockey player

Pauly FuemanaPauly Fuemana
New Zealander
Singer, Songwriter
Augustus PuginAugustus Pugin
British
Architect

Clyde McPhatterClyde McPhatter
American
Singer
Fausto CoppiFausto Coppi
Italian
Italian cyclist
Buenaventura DurrutiBuenaventura Durruti
Spanish
Anarcho-syndicalist, Anarchist, Trade unionist