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Dead at age 40

293 Notable deaths

John Lennon

English singer and songwriter, founding member of the beatles (1940–1980).

Born October 9th, 1940 in Liverpool Maternity Hospital. [ref]

Died December 8th, 1980 at 40 years old in New York City (ballistic trauma). [ref]

Paul Walker

American actor (1973-2013).

Born September 12th, 1973 in Glendale. [ref]

Died November 30th, 2013 at 40 years old in Valencia (traffic collision). [ref]

Chris Benoit

Canadian professional wrestler (1967–2007).

Born May 21st, 1967 in Montreal.

Died June 24th, 2007 at 40 years old in Fayetteville (hanging). [ref]

Caroline Flack

English television and radio presenter (1979–2020).

Born November 9th, 1979 in London Borough of Enfield.

Died February 15th, 2020 at 40 years old in Stoke Newington (hanging). [ref]

Amado Carrillo Palomino

Mexican drug lord.

Born December 17th, 1956 in Navolato, Sinaloa.

Died July 4th, 1997 at 40 years old in Mexico City. [ref]

Kalpana Chawla

American astronaut.

Born March 17th, 1962 in Karnal.

Died February 1st, 2003 at 40 years old in Texas. [ref]

Lenny Bruce

American comedian and social critic (1925–1966).

Born October 13th, 1925 in Mineola.

Died August 3rd, 1966 at 40 years old in Hollywood (drug overdose). [ref]

Chris Penn

American actor (1965-2006).

Born October 10th, 1965 in Los Angeles. [ref]

Died January 24th, 2006 at 40 years old in Santa Monica (cardiovascular disease). [ref]

Sidharth Shukla

Actor, model and host.

Born December 12th, 1980 in Mumbai.

Died September 2nd, 2021 at 40 years old in Mumbai. [ref]

Alexander McQueen

British fashion designer and couturier.

Born March 17th, 1969 in Lewisham.

Died February 11th, 2010 at 40 years old in Mayfair (hanging). [ref]

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It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time. Samuel Johnson