Famous People Who Died At 41

The list of famous people who died at 41 includes Alan Turing, Chester Bennington, Amelia Earhart, Jane Austen, Richard I of England. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, emperors & kings, poets and political leaders and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 41 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.
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Kobe Bryant
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time)
Kobe Bryant
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 26, 2020

The former professional basketball player, Kobe Bryant, was drafted into NBA immediately after his school and went on to become one of the most successful basketball players of his generation. During his career of two decades, the Los Angeles Lakers player created numerous new records. He authored a book and one of his poems even inspired an animated short film.

 2 
Alan Turing
(English Mathematician Who is Considered as the Father of Theoretical Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence)
Alan Turing
127
Birthdate: June 23, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maida Vale, London, England
Died: June 7, 1954

Regarded as the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, Alan Turing was a distinguished mathematician and logician. During WWII, he successfully broke the challenging German Enigma machine codes thereby reducing the duration of war by a couple of years. The scientist, who was convicted for being gay, has been an inspiration for numerous films, plays and novels.

 3 
Chester Bennington
(One of the Greatest Rock Vocalists of His Generation)
Chester Bennington
173
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Died: July 20, 2017

Singer, songwriter, and musician Chester Bennington rose to prominence as the lead vocalist for the band, Linkin Park. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest rock vocalists of his generation. He possessed a three-octave tenor vocal range that showed tremendous durability for the entirety of his career. He died of suicide in 2017.

 4 
Amelia Earhart
(The First Female Aviator to Fly Solo Across the Atlantic Ocean)
Amelia Earhart
133
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 24, 1897
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atchison, Kansas, United States
Died: January 5, 1939

Amelia Earhart became the first female pilot to complete a solo trans-Atlantic flight, in 1932. A champion for equal rights, Amelia later wrote best-selling memoirs and contributed to the women pilot’s group The Ninety-Nines. In 1937, Amelia disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean and was later declared dead.

 5 
Richard I of England
(King of England)
Richard I of England
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Birthdate: September 8, 1157
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beaumont Palace, Oxford, England
Died: April 6, 1199
Richard I of England, the king of England from 1189 to 1199, was known as Richard the Lionheart, for his military prowess. He also reigned over Normandy, Aquitaine, Gascony, Cyprus, Poitiers, Anjou, Maine, and Nantes. The third son of King Henry II, he fought actively in the Third Crusade.
 6 
Jane Austen
(English Author Best Known for Her Novels: ‘Sense and Sensibility’, ‘Pride and Prejudice’, ‘Mansfield Park’ and ‘Emma’)
Jane Austen
100
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 16, 1775
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Steventon, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: July 18, 1817

Considered one of the greatest writers in English history, Jane Austen is best known for her six major novels - Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Persuasion and Northanger Abbey. Her writing was set among the British landed gentry and dealt with ordinary people in everyday ordinary situation. The author achieved great fame after her death. 

 7 
Ferdinand Magellan
(Navigator, Explorer)
Ferdinand Magellan
42
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1480 AD
Birthplace: Sabrosa
Died: April 27, 1521

Portuguese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan, is remembered for organizing the Spanish expedition to the East Indies from 1519 to 1522. A skilled sailor and naval officer, he was in service of the Portuguese crown in Asia. He was killed during the Battle of Mactan. The Pacific Ocean was often called the Sea of Magellan in his honor until the 18th century.

 8 
Jeff Healey
(Singer)
Jeff Healey
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 25, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto
Died: March 2, 2008

Jeff Healey was a Canadian blues-rock and jazz vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist. Apart from establishing his own career, Jeff Healey also helped develop the careers of several other musicians, including Philip Sayce, Terra Hazelton, and Amanda Meta Marshall. For his contribution to music, Jeff Healey was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame and the Terry Fox Hall of Fame.

 9 
Nate Dogg
(Rapper Best Known for His Song ‘Regulate')
Nate Dogg
39
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: March 15, 2011

Nicknamed King of Hooks, American singer and rapper Nate Dogg is best known for his collaborations with other celebrated rappers like Snoop Dogg, Warren G and Dr. Dre.  Equally successful as a solo artist, he had recorded three solo albums as well as a string of singles, concurrently charting 16 times on the Billboard Hot 100 as a featured artist.

 10 
Shaka
(Zulu Emperor)
Shaka
15
Birthdate: 1787 AD
Birthplace: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Died: September 22, 1828

Widely regarded as one of the most influential and important monarchs of the Zulu Kingdom, Shaka reigned as the king of the Zulu Kingdom from 1816 to 1828. Through a series of influential and wide-reaching reforms, Shaka was able to re-organize the Zulu military into a formidable force. His life and work inspired the 1986 South African TV series, Shaka Zulu.

 11 
Titus
(Roman Emperor)
Titus
13
Birthdate: December 30, 0039
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome
Died: September 13, 0081

Titus was the ruler of the Roman Empire from 79 to 81 CE. Before ascending the throne, he played a crucial role as a military commander, working alongside his father Vespasian during the First Jewish-Roman War. After becoming the emperor, Titus oversaw the completion of the Colosseum. His life and work are depicted in literature, paintings, and visual arts.

 12 
Louis XIII of France
(Former King of France (1610 – 1643))
Louis XIII of France
9
Birthdate: September 27, 1601
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Château de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau, France
Died: May 14, 1643

Louis XIII of France reigned as the King of France between 1610 and 1643. He is best remembered for saving the kingdom from the mismanagement of his mother Marie de' Medici, who was exiled by a 16-year-old Louis XIII. He is also credited with popularizing wigs among men, which had not been fashionable since antiquity.

 13 
Patrice O'Neal
(Stand-up Comedian)
Patrice O'Neal
6
Birthdate: December 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: November 29, 2011
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 14 
Louis Riel
(Canadian Political Leader and Founder of the Province of 'Manitoba')
Louis Riel
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 22, 1844
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Red River Colony, Canada
Died: November 16, 1885

Louis Riel was a Canadian politician. He is credited with founding the province of Manitoba. He holds a significant place in the history of the Métis people as he served as their political leader in pre-Manitoba Northwest Territories. Louis Riel is regarded as a folk hero by the Métis and other Canadian minorities for his efforts to defend their rights.

 15 
Sylvester
(Singer-songwriter)
Sylvester
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Watts, California, United States
Died: December 16, 1988
 16 
Eric Fleming
13
Birthdate: July 4, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Paula, California, United States
Died: September 28, 1966
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 17 
Abebe Bikila
(First African to Win Olympic Gold Medal and the First Athlete to Win Two Olympic Marathons Back-to-Back)
Abebe Bikila
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Shewa, Ethiopia
Died: October 25, 1973

Ethiopian marathon runner, Abebe Bikil,a became the first black African Olympic gold medalist at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. Four years later, he won his second gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. He created world record both the times. A pioneer in long-distance running, he participated in a total of 16 marathons. 

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Engelbert Dollfuss
(Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer)
Engelbert Dollfuss
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 4, 1892
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Texingtal
Died: July 25, 1934

Engelbert Dollfuss was an Austrian politician best remembered for his service as Chancellor of Austria from 1932 to 1934. In 1933, Dollfuss assumed dictatorial powers after dissolving the parliament. He then went on to ban the Austrian Nazi Party and strengthened his own political organization, The Fatherland Front. Engelbert Dollfuss was assassinated by Nazi agents in 1934.

 19 
Brendan Behan
(One of the Greatest Irish Writers of All Time)
Brendan Behan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 9, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: March 20, 1964
Irish author and poet Brendan Behan is remembered for his trademark satire and for his works such as The Quare Fellow and Borstal Boy. In a life plagued with arrests, he had served 14 years behind bars for the attempted murder of a policeman. He was also a lifelong alcoholic.
 20 
Bud Powell
(American Jazz Pianist and Composer)
Bud Powell
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 27, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: August 1, 1966
 21 
Jean-François Champollion
(French Historian, Linguist and Founder of the Scientific 'Egyptology')
Jean-François Champollion
4
Birthdate: December 23, 1790
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Figeac, France
Died: March 4, 1832

Jean-François Champollion was a French orientalist, philologist, and scholar. A founding figure of Egyptology, Champollion is credited with deciphering the Egyptian hieroglyphs, which paved the way for several research and studies in the field of Egyptology. Not surprisingly, Champollion is often referred to as the Founder and Father of Egyptology.  

 22 
William C. McCool
(NASA Astronaut and the Pilot of the Ill-Fated Space Shuttle Columbia Mission)
William C. McCool
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 23, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Died: February 1, 2003

American naval officer, aviator, and aeronautical engineer William C. McCool was a prominent NASA astronaut who served the STS-107 Space Shuttle Columbia mission as its pilot. He, along with the rest of crew, died when Columbia disintegrated while re-entering the atmosphere. He won many posthumous honors, such as the NASA Space Flight Medal.

 23 
Stephen Decatur
(Officer)
Stephen Decatur
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 5, 1779
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: March 22, 1820
 24 
Gregory Jarvis
(Engineer, Astronaut, Officer)
Gregory Jarvis
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: January 28, 1986
 25 
George Washington Williams
(American Soldier)
George Washington Williams
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 16, 1849
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 2, 1891

A laborer’s son, George Washington Williams had been a Union Army soldier during the American Civil War, when he was barely 14. He had then been a Baptist minister, a politician, a lecturer, a lawyer, and a journalist, but is best remembered for being the first to write about Black history.

 26 
Brad Davis
(Actor)
Brad Davis
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Birthdate: November 6, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tallahassee, Florida, United States
Died: September 8, 1991
 27 
Mata Hari
(Dutch Exotic Dancer Who Was Convicted and Executed for Being a Spy)
Mata Hari
73
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 7, 1876
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Died: October 15, 1917
Mata Hari was a Dutch courtesan and exotic dancer, charged with spying for Germany during World War I. She was executed by a firing squad in France, and her head was preserved in a museum, but later went missing. The “femme fatale” has been immortalized in many films and books.
 28 
Rich Mullins
(American Contemporary Christian Music Singer Best Known for His Worship Songs 'Awesome God' and 'Sometimes by Step')
Rich Mullins
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 21, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Richmond, Indiana, United States
Died: September 19, 1997

Contemporary Christian music artist Rich Mullins was also a multi-instrumentalist, with skills in the piano and the guitar. He toured around with the Zion Ministries till he got his first record deal. He died at age 41, in an accident while on his way to a benefit concert.

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Ted Healy
(American Vaudeville Performer, Actor and Comedian)
Ted Healy
2
Birthdate: October 1, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kaufman, Texas, United States
Died: December 21, 1937
 30 
Odo, Count of Paris
(King of West Francia)
Odo, Count of Paris
0
Birthdate: 0857 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: January 1, 0898
 31 
Kazimierz Deyna
(Polish Professional Footballer Who Played as an Attacking Midfielder)
Kazimierz Deyna
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 23, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Starogard Gdański, Poland
Died: September 1, 1989
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 32 
Cesare Pavese
(A Very Influential Italian Novelist, Poet and Short story writer)
Cesare Pavese
2
Birthdate: September 9, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santo Stefano Belbo, Italy
Died: August 27, 1950

Italian author Cesare Pavese is remembered for his themes of gloom and loneliness and for his protagonists who were often loners. His prolonged fight with fascists and the failure of his affair with actor Constance Dowling led him to commit suicide by consuming sleeping pills in a Turin hotel.

 33 
Rohit Sardana
(News Anchor)
Rohit Sardana
1
Birthdate: September 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kurukshetra, Haryana, India
Died: April 30, 2021
 34 
Wallace Carothers
(Chemist and Inventor of Nylon)
Wallace Carothers
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Birthdate: April 27, 1896
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa, United States
Died: April 29, 1937

Wallace Carothers was an American inventor and chemist. He worked for DuPont where he was the leader of organic chemistry. Carothers, who played a major role at the DuPont Experimental Station, is credited with inventing nylon. Despite his success, Carothers was unhappy with his life and committed suicide at the age of 41; he was troubled by bouts of depression.

 35 
Lee Brilleaux
(Musician)
Lee Brilleaux
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 10, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Durban
Died: April 7, 1994
 36 
Cyaxares
(King)
Cyaxares
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0625 BC
Birthplace: Ecbatana
Died: 0584 BC

Cyaxares ruled as the king of the Medes from 625 to 585 BC. He is credited with founding the Median Empire and helped transform the empire into a regional power by uniting most of the ancient Iranian tribes after collaborating with the Babylonians to wipe out the Assyrian Empire.

 37 
Temür Khan
(Emperor)
Temür Khan
4
Birthdate: October 15, 1265
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Karakorum
Died: February 10, 1307

Yuan dynasty Chinese emperor Temür Khan mostly protected the northwestern border of his country and countered rebellion in South China and Korea. Posthumously, he was named Chengzong, or Accomplished Ancestor. He was the grandson of the famed Kublai Khan, the founder of the Yuan dynasty.

 38 
Gene Anthony Ray
(Actor, Choreographer, Television actor)
Gene Anthony Ray
6
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: May 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: November 14, 2003
 39 
Jerzy Kukuczka
(Mountaineer)
Jerzy Kukuczka
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 24, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Katowice
Died: October 24, 1989
 40 
Ishida Mitsunari
(Japanese Samurai Who Commanded The Western Army During the 'Battle of Sekigahara')
Ishida Mitsunari
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1559 AD
Birthplace: Ōmi Province, Nagahama, Japan
Died: November 6, 1600

Ishida Mitsunari was a Japanese military commander and samurai of the late Sengoku period. He is best remembered for commanding the Western army during the famous Battle of Sekigahara. Like many other Japanese samurai, Ishida Mitsunari has been fictionalized and depicted in many novels, TV series, and video games.

 41 
Thomas Day
(Writer, Children's writer)
Thomas Day
0
Listed In:
Birthdate: June 22, 1748
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London
Died: September 28, 1789
 42 
Nick Cordero
(Actor)
Nick Cordero
12
Birthdate: September 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Died: July 5, 2020
 43 
Henry Wirz
(Swiss-American Officer of the Southern Army)
Henry Wirz
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 25, 1823
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: November 10, 1865
 44 
Edmund Campion
(English Catholic Jesuit Priest and Martyr)
Edmund Campion
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 25, 1540
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 1, 1581

Catholic Jesuit priest Saint Edmund Campion was hailed as a martyr after being hanged for treason at Tyburn by Queen Elizabeth I’s government. Born to a bookseller in London, Campion taught at Oxford, before being ordained. He was later canonized as one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.

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Aaron Burr Sr.
(Educator)
Aaron Burr Sr.
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 4, 1716
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Died: September 24, 1757
 46 
Zora Folley
(Boxer)
Zora Folley
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 27, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: July 7, 1972
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 47 
Imagawa Yoshimoto
(Pre-Eminent Daimyō in the Sengoku Period Japan)
Imagawa Yoshimoto
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1519 AD
Birthplace: Shizuoka, Japan
Died: June 12, 1560

A descendant of the noble Imagawa clan, Imagawa Yoshimoto was a prominent daimyo, or feudal lord, of the Sengoku period. It is believed he lived a kingly life, and was carried around in a palanquin. He was killed by his enemies while celebrating an early success in the Battle of Okehazama.

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Endre Ady
(One of the Greatest Hungarian Poets of the 20th Century)
Endre Ady
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 22, 1877
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ady Endre, Romania
Died: January 27, 1919

Endre Ady was a Hungarian poet and journalist. Widely regarded as the 20th century's greatest Hungarian poet, Ady is credited with introducing a new, modern style of poetry, breaking away from the folksy style of Sándor Petőfi, which was widely followed by Hungarian poets at that time. In 1947, a postage stamp featuring Ady's likeness was issued by Hungary. 

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Ted Gardestad
(Singer, Songwriter)
Ted Gardestad
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sollentuna, Sweden
Died: June 22, 1997

Ted Gärdestad was a Swedish singer, musician, songwriter, and actor. He achieved popularity during the '70s and '80s before he moved to the USA to dedicate his time to Osho's Bhagwan movement. Having suffered from anxiety for most part of his life, Ted committed suicide in 1997. His life and career inspired the 2018 biographical film Ted: För kärlekens skull.

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Philip Coppens
(Belgian Author, Radio Host, TV Personality, and Commentator)
Philip Coppens
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Died: December 30, 2012

Philip Coppens was a Belgian author, radio host, TV personality, and commentator. He is best known for producing work related to alternative history and fringe science. He is best known for his appearances on the popular American television series, Ancient Aliens. As a writer, Philip Coppens contributed immensely to magazines like Atlantis Rising and Nexus.