List of Famous people who died at 40

Amado Carrillo Palomino

Amado Carrillo Fuentes
First Name Amado
Last Name Palomino
Born on December 17, 1956
Died on July 4, 1997 (aged 40)
Born in Mexico, Sinaloa

Amado Carrillo Fuentes was a Mexican drug lord who seized control of the Juárez Cartel after assassinating his boss Rafael Aguilar Guajardo. Amado Carrillo became known as "El Señor de Los Cielos", because of the large fleet of jets he used to transport drugs. He was also known for laundering money via Colombia, to finance this fleet.

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John Lennon

John Winston Lennon
First Name John
Last Name Lennon
Born on October 9, 1940
Died on December 8, 1980 (aged 40)
Height 178 cm | 5'10

John Winston Ono Lennon was an English singer, songwriter, musician and peace activist who achieved worldwide fame as the founder, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in history. In 1969, he started the Plastic Ono Band with his second wife, Yoko Ono. After the Beatles disbanded in 1970, Lennon continued a career as a solo artist and as Ono's collaborator.

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Paul Walker

Paul William Walker IV
First Name Paul
Last Name Walker
Born on September 12, 1973
Died on November 30, 2013 (aged 40)
Height 188 cm | 6'2

Paul William Walker IV was an American actor. He is best known for his role as Brian O'Conner in the Fast & Furious franchise.

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Mal Evans

First Name Mal
Last Name Evans
Born on May 27, 1935
Died on January 5, 1976 (aged 40)

Malcolm Frederick Evans was an English roadie and personal assistant employed to the Beatles from 1963 until their break-up in 1970.

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Simon Monjack

First Name Simon
Last Name Monjack
Born on March 9, 1970
Died on May 23, 2010 (aged 40)

Simon Mark Monjack was an English-American screenwriter, film director, film producer and make-up artist. He was the husband of American actress Brittany Murphy.

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Adrienne Shelly

First Name Adrienne
Born on June 24, 1966
Died on November 1, 2006 (aged 40)
Height 156 cm | 5'1

Adrienne Levine, better known by the stage name Adrienne Shelly, was an American actress, film director and screenwriter. She became known for roles in independent films such as 1989's The Unbelievable Truth and 1990's Trust. She wrote, co-starred in, and directed the 2007 posthumously-released film Waitress.

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Anita Mui

First Name Anita
Last Name Mui
Born on October 10, 1963
Died on December 30, 2003 (aged 40)
Born in Hong Kong

Anita Mui Yim-fong was a Hong Kong singer and actress making major contributions to the Cantopop music scene and receiving numerous awards and honours. She remained an idol throughout most of her career, and was generally regarded as a Cantopop diva.

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Caroline Flack

Caroline Louise Flack
First Name Caroline
Last Name Flack
Born on November 9, 1979
Died on February 15, 2020 (aged 40)
Height 157 cm | 5'2

Caroline Louise Flack was an English television and radio presenter. She began her career as an actress, starring in Bo' Selecta! (2002) and presented various ITV2 shows including I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW! (2009–2010) and The Xtra Factor (2011–2013).

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Johann Hölzel
Born on February 19, 1957
Died on February 6, 1998 (aged 40)
Born in Austria

Johann "Hans" Hölzel, better known by his stage name Falco, was an Austrian singer, musician, and songwriter.

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Roy Halladay

Harry Leroy Halladay
First Name Roy
Last Name Halladay
Born on May 14, 1977
Died on November 7, 2017 (aged 40)

Harry Leroy "Roy" Halladay III was an American professional baseball pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies between 1998 and 2013. His nickname, "Doc", was coined by Toronto Blue Jays announcer Tom Cheek, and was a reference to Wild West gunslinger Doc Holliday. An eight-time All-Star, Halladay was one of the most dominant pitchers of his era. Known for his outstanding durability, he led the league in complete games seven times, the most of any pitcher whose career began after 1945. He also led the league in strikeout-to-walk ratio five times and innings pitched four times.

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