Famous People Who Died At 43

The list of famous people who died at 43 includes Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Natalie Wood, John Candy, Cassandra Harris, Edward II of England. Famous personalities featured on this list, include emperors & kings, political leaders, guitarists and soldiers and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 43 includes people from United States, France, Germany & United Kingdom and many more countries.
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Chadwick Boseman
92
Birthdate: November 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Anderson, South Carolina, United States
Died: August 28, 2020

A versatile actor and an inspiration for a generation of black youths, Chadwick Boseman is best remembered for portraying notable real life black figures like Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall and James Brown in their biopics. His excellent performance in Black Panther, though, turned him into a household name.

 2 
Edward II of England
(King of England and Lord of Ireland from 1307 to 1327)
Edward II of England
11
Birthdate: April 25, 1284
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Caernarfon, Wales
Died: September 21, 1327
Edward II was the king of England from 1307 till his deposition in 1327. His relationship with Piers Gaveston caused the English barons to revolt against Edward, leading to the passage of the Ordinances of 1311. Edward lost to Robert Bruce at Bannockburn. Edward inspired Christopher Marlowe's play Edward II.
 3 
Johannes Vermeer
(One of the Greatest Painters of the Dutch Golden Age)
Johannes Vermeer
15
Birthdate: October 31, 1632
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Delft, Netherlands
Died: December 15, 1675

Johannes Vermeer was a Dutch painter renowned for his use of light in paintings. Although he did not achieve fame during his lifetime, Vermeer's works gained popularity in the 19th century. Today, Vermeer is often counted among the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age. Over the years, Vermeer's work has inspired artists like Wilhelm Hammershoi and Thomas Wilmer Dewing.

 4 
Dan Blocker
(Actor)
Dan Blocker
7
Birthdate: December 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: De Kalb, Texas, USA
Died: May 13, 1972
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 5 
Robert Falcon Scott
(British Royal Naval Officer and Explorer)
Robert Falcon Scott
23
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 6, 1868
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Plymouth, Devon, England
Died: March 29, 1912

Robert Falcon Scott was an explorer and Royal Navy officer. He is remembered for leading two expeditions to the Antarctic regions, the second of which was the ill-fated Terra Nova expedition. Although Scott and his companions died during the second expedition, they helped discover the first Antarctic fossils, which proved that the place was once forested.

 6 
Eric Liddell
(Scottish Sprinter, Rugby Player and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Eric Liddell
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 16, 1902
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tianjin, China
Died: February 21, 1945

Eric Liddell was a Scottish athlete who won a gold medal in 400 meters race at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. In his later years, he became a Christian missionary. Though he was of Scottish origin, he was born in China, where he spent most of his life and died eventually.

 7 
Louis Braille
(Inventor of Braille)
Louis Braille
40
Birthdate: January 4, 1809
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Coupvray
Died: January 6, 1852
A 3-year-old Louis Braille accidentally injured himself in the eye while playing with a tool at his father’s harness shop. While the child lost his eyesight, his relentless spirit made him create a unique system made of dots and dashes, now known as the Braille, to help the blind read.
 8 
Chandragupta Maurya
(Emperor of India and Founder of the Mauryan Dynasty)
Chandragupta Maurya
215
Birthdate: 0340 BC
Birthplace: Pataliputra
Died: 0297 BC

Chandragupta Maurya established the Maurya Empire in India. He was mostly advised by philosopher Chanakya. He conquered the Nanda Empire and fought the Seleucid-Mauryan War, too. His reign was marked by religious tolerance, and cultural and economic prosperity. He later relinquished his throne and became a Jain monk.

 9 
Prithviraj Chauhan
(Rajput king of the Chauhan dynasty)
Prithviraj Chauhan
70
Birthdate: 1149 AD
Birthplace: Ajmer
Died: 1192 AD

A king from the Chahamana dynasty, Prithviraj Chauhan ruled Sapadalaksha in present-day north-western India. The son of king Someshvara and queen Karpuradevi, he ascended to the throne when he was just a child. As a young man, he became known as a brave warrior and an excellent military commander. Various sources differ on the exact circumstances of his death.

 10 
Henning von Tresckow
(Military Officer)
Henning von Tresckow
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 10, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Magdeburg, Germany
Died: July 21, 1944

Henning von Tresckow was a German Army officer who played a key role in organizing German  resistance against Adolf Hitler. He drafted the Valkyrie plan for a coup against the German government and even attempted to assassinate Hitler in 1943. The next year, he once again plotted to kill Hitler and failed again, upon which he committed suicide. 

 11 
Nathanael Greene
(Major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War)
Nathanael Greene
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 7, 1742
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Potowomut, Rhode Island, United States
Died: June 19, 1786
 12 
Knute Rockne
(American Football Player and Coach)
Knute Rockne
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 4, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Voss Municipality, Norway
Died: March 31, 1931
 13 
Giovanni da Verrazzano
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1485 AD
Birthplace: Greve in Chianti
Died: 1528 AD
Florentine explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano was the first European to explore the areas along the North American coast, including what is now known as Hudson Bay. In fact, Henry Hudson reached the same area almost 85 years later and was hailed as its explorer, while Verrazzano’s exploits were practically unknown.
 14 
Victor Buono
(Actor)
Victor Buono
6
Birthdate: February 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA
Died: January 1, 1982
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 15 
Dan Hartman
(Singer)
Dan Hartman
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 8, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: March 22, 1994
 16 
Django Reinhardt
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 23, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liberchies, Belgium
Died: May 16, 1953
Belgian-born Romani-French jazz musician Jean Reinhardt was better known by his nickname Django. Some of his most celebrated composition were Belleville and Swing '42. Though he died at 43, he influenced an entire generation of musicians, which led to annual Django Festivals, a film, and a biography.
 17 
Túpac Amaru II
(Revolutionary)
Túpac Amaru II
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 19, 1738
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Surimana-Canas, Cuzco, Viceroyalty of Peru
Died: May 18, 1781

Túpac Amaru II  was the leader of a large Andean uprising against the Spanish in Peru. His wife was also a revolutionary and played a key role in the uprising. They were both captured, tortured, and put to death by the Spaniards. Following his death, he became known as a mythical figure in the Peruvian struggle for independence. 

 18 
Gaius Cassius Longinus
(Roman General)
Gaius Cassius Longinus
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 3, 0085
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: October 3, 0042
The last of the Romans, Gaius Cassius Longinus was the main conspirator in the plot to assassinate Julius Caesar. When Brutus was made the praetor urbanus by Caesar, Cassius was angered and thus plotted revenge. Following the murder, he left for Syria, but committed suicide after losing to Mark Antony.
 19 
Alan Freed
(American Disc Jockey and Radio Personality)
Alan Freed
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 15, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 20, 1965
 20 
Bernard Edwards
(Musician, Songwriter, Record producer)
Bernard Edwards
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 31, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Greenville
Died: April 18, 1996
 21 
Aleksandr Scriabin
(One of the Most Controversial Composer-Pianists of the Early 20th Century)
Aleksandr Scriabin
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 25, 1871
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: April 14, 1915

Russian composer and pianist Aleksandr Scriabin is considered one of the most innovative and controversial of early modern composers. Interested in music from an early age, he built pianos as a young man and didn’t take long to establish himself as a brilliant composer. Unfortunately, he died at the height of his career, at the age of just 43. 

 22 
William Powell
(Screenwriter)
William Powell
7
Birthdate: February 27, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: California, United States
Died: March 13, 1968
 23 
Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
(Third King of Bhutan)
Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
11
Birthdate: May 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Trongsa
Died: July 21, 1972

The Dragon King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck had a major role in modernizing his tiny Himalayan country. In his 20-year reign, he built countless roads, schools, and hospitals. He also secured financial aid from India and other Asian countries. An avid reader, he also loved hunting and gardening.

 24 
Kyu Sakamoto
(Singer)
Kyu Sakamoto
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 10, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kawasaki Ward, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
Died: August 12, 1985

With his Billboard number one track Sukiyaki, Kyu Sakamoto became the first to score a pop number one with a song entirely sung in Japanese. Born to a restaurateur, he had started his career singing in jazz clubs. He died in a 1985 plane crash that killed over 500 people.

 25 
Michael P. Anderson
(Officer, Astronaut, Physicist)
Michael P. Anderson
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 25, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Plattsburgh (city), New York
Died: February 1, 2003

Michael Phillip Anderson began his career with the United States Air Force, logging more than 3,000 hours of flight time before joining NASA. Selected as a mission specialist first on STS-89 Endeavour and then on STS-107 Columbia, he was killed along with the rest of the crew when the later disintegrated during its re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere.

 26 
Michael the Brave
(Romanian National Hero Known for Uniting All of Romania for the First Time)
Michael the Brave
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 15, 1558
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Drăgoeşti, Vâlcea
Died: August 9, 1601

Mihai Viteazul, or Michael the Brave, was the prince of Walachia, who became a national hero after uniting all Romanian principalities under his rule. Known for his exploits against the Turks, he also conquered Transylvania and Moldavia. He was killed shortly after suppressing a revolt of Magyar nobles.

 27 
Alp Arslan
(Sultan of the Seljuk Empire)
Alp Arslan
5
Birthdate: January 20, 1029
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Khwarezm
Died: November 24, 1072
 28 
Mykola Leontovych
(Legendary Ukrainian Composer Known for His A Cappella Choral Music)
Mykola Leontovych
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 13, 1877
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Monastyrysche, Ukraine
Died: January 23, 1921
 29 
Godfrey Cambridge
4
Birthdate: February 26, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: November 29, 1976
 30 
Reggie Roby
(American football player)
Reggie Roby
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 30, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waterloo, Iowa, United States
Died: February 22, 2005
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 31 
Margaret Mary Alacoque
(Nun)
Margaret Mary Alacoque
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 22, 1647
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Verosvres, France
Died: October 17, 1690
 32 
James Booker
(Pianist, Songwriter)
James Booker
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Orleans
Died: November 8, 1983
 33 
John Huss
(Czech Religious Leader, Theologian and Philosopher)
John Huss
4
Birthdate: 1372 AD
Birthplace: Husinec, Czech Republic
Died: July 6, 1415

John Huss was a Czech philosopher and theologian. He is credited with inspiring a Proto-Protestant Christian movement called Hussitism, which started in the Kingdom of Bohemia before spreading across the Lands of the Bohemian Crown. He also inspired the Bohemian Reformation, which is regarded as one of the most important social, political, and religious movements of the early modern period.

 34 
Saint Valentine
(Roman Saint)
Saint Valentine
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0226 AD
Birthplace: Terni, Italy
Died: 0269 AD

The patron saint of lovers, beekeepers, and epileptics, Saint Valentine was a 3rd-century Roman saint from Terni. One legend describes how he cured a jailer’s daughter of blindness. He was martyred during the persecution of Christians by Claudius II Gothicus. Valentine’s Day is celebrated in his honor on February 14.

 35 
Niels Ryberg Finsen
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: December 15, 1860
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Died: September 24, 1904

Niels Ryberg Finsen was a Danish-Faroese scientist and physician. Finsen's method to treat diseases, such as lupus vulgaris, using concentrated light radiation, earned him the 1903 Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology. Copenhagen University Hospital houses the famous Finsen Laboratory, which is named in his honor.

 36 
Henry Kendall
(Author)
Henry Kendall
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 18, 1839
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New South Wales, Australia
Died: August 1, 1882

After losing his father at age 2, Henry Kendall was raised on a farm by his mother. The Australian bush poet is remembered for his depictions of nature in works such as Leaves from Australian Forests. Throughout his life, he continued to switch from one job to another.

 37 
Stuart Adamson
(Scottish Rock Singer, Guitarist, and Founder Member of Skids)
Stuart Adamson
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 11, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manchester
Died: December 16, 2001

One likened to legendary musician Jimi Hendrix, Scottish rock guitarist and singer Stuart Adamson was a founder member of the Scottish punk rock/new wave band Skids. He later formed the rock band Big Country. He hanged himself to death in a Hawaiian hotel at age 43.

 38 
Charles the Bold
(Was the Duke of Burgundy from 1467 to 1477)
Charles the Bold
5
Birthdate: November 10, 1433
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: January 5, 1477
 39 
Manna
(Bangladeshi Actor and Producer)
Manna
3
Birthdate: December 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tangail District, Bangladesh
Died: February 17, 2008

Bangladeshi actor Manna is also known as the Dhallywood Yuvraj and the Mahanayak of Dhaliwood. His role in the film Bir Soinik won him a National Film Award. He also headed the Bangladesh Film Actors Association as its general secretary. His film Ammajan remains one of the Bangladeshi film industry’s most successful films.

 40 
Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers
(Nobleman)
Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1440 AD
Birthplace: Grafton Regis, England
Died: June 25, 1483
 41 
Heinrich Bär
(German Flying Ace)
Heinrich Bär
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 25, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: April 28, 1957
 42 
Madalina Manole
(Romanian Singer and Actress)
Madalina Manole
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vălenii de Munte, Romania
Died: July 14, 2010

Madalina Manole was a Romanian singer and actress. A pop recording artist, Manole has been associated with various labels throughout her career. Some of her best known albums include Fată dragă, Happy New Year, Trăiesc pentru tine, and 09 Mădălina Manole.

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Ahmed bin Salman Al Saud
(Saudi Royal)
Ahmed bin Salman Al Saud
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 17, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Died: July 22, 2002

Ahmed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was a Saudi royal and an important figure in thoroughbred horse racing. Also a media executive, Ahmed bin Salman served as the chairman of a joint stock company named Saudi Research and Marketing Group.

 44 
Christopher Nolan
(Author)
Christopher Nolan
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 6, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mullingar, Ireland
Died: February 20, 2009
 45 
John Blackwell
(Jazz musician)
John Blackwell
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Died: July 4, 2017
 46 
Dora Gerson
(Singer)
Dora Gerson
1
Birthdate: March 23, 1899
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, German Empire
Died: February 14, 1943
 47 
Cynthia Ann Parker
(Kidnap survivor)
Cynthia Ann Parker
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 28, 1827
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Crawford County, Illinois, United States
Died: February 29, 1871
 48 
Alfred Rethel
(Painter)
Alfred Rethel
0
Birthdate: May 15, 1816
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Aachen, Germany
Died: December 1, 1859
 49 
Guru Arjan
(Fifth Sikh Guru)
Guru Arjan
16
Birthdate: April 15, 1563
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Goindwal Sahib, India
Died: May 30, 1606
 50 
Charley Patton
(Musician)
Charley Patton
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1891
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hinds County, Mississippi, United States
Died: April 28, 1934