American movie stars died before 40

Here are 37 famous actors from United States of America died before 40:

GG Allin

GG Allin (August 29, 1956 Lancaster-June 28, 1993 New York City) a.k.a. G.G. Allin or Allin, GG was an American singer, musician, singer-songwriter and actor.

He died caused by drug overdose.

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Douglas Kenney

Douglas Kenney (December 10, 1946 West Palm Beach-August 27, 1980 Kauai) also known as Douglas Clark Kenney or Douglas C. Kenney was an American magazine editor, screenwriter, actor, writer, entrepreneur and film producer.

He died as a result of suicide.

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John Belushi

John Belushi (January 24, 1949 Humboldt Park-March 5, 1982 Hollywood) a.k.a. John Adam Belushi, Jake Blues, "Joilet" Jake Blues, Jake, Kevin Scott or America's Guest was an American comedian, actor, screenwriter and musician.

He died caused by heroin overdose.

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Kim Milford

Kim Milford (February 7, 1951 Glen Ridge-June 16, 1988 Chicago) a.k.a. Richard Kim Milford or Richard Milford was an American actor, singer-songwriter and singer.

He died as a result of heart failure.

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Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig (June 19, 1903 Yorkville-June 2, 1941 Riverdale) also known as The Iron Horse, Henry Louis Gehrig, Lou, Buster, Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig, Larrupin' Lou, Biscuit Pants, Henry Louis "Lou" Gehrig or Henry Louis "Buster" Gehrig was an American baseball player and actor.

He died caused by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee (November 27, 1940 Chinatown-July 20, 1973 Kowloon Tong) also known as Jun Fan Lee, 李小龍, Lee Jun-fan, Bruce Lee Siu-Lung, Mr. Bruce Lee, Lee Siu Lung, Yam Lee, Siu-Lung Lee, Xiaolong Li, Lee Siu-Lung, Little Dragon Lee, Lei5 Zan3 Faan4, 李振藩, 李源鑫, Lǐ Xiǎolóng, Li Yuanxin, 李小龙, Li Yuanjian, Li Xiaolong, 李元鑒, Lei5 Siu2 Lung4, Lǐ Zhènfān, Jun-fan, 震藩, Lee Jun Fan or Bruce Lee Jun Fan Yuen Kam was an American actor, screenwriter, film director, martial arts instructor, philosopher, film producer and martial artist. His children are Brandon Lee and Shannon Lee.

He died as a result of cerebral edema.

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Ted Demme

Ted Demme (October 26, 1963 New York City-January 13, 2002 Santa Monica) a.k.a. Edward Demme, "Ted", Edward K. "Ted" Demme or Edward K. Demme was an American film director, actor, film producer, television producer and television director.

He died caused by drug overdose.

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Charles Beaumont

Charles Beaumont (January 2, 1929 Chicago-February 21, 1967 California) otherwise known as C. B. Lovehill, Charles Leroy Nutt, Michael Phillips, S. M. Tenneshaw, Keith Grantland, C.H. Lovehill or Charlie was an American writer, novelist, screenwriter and actor. He had one child, Christopher Beaumont.

He died in alzheimer's disease.

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Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith (August 6, 1969 Omaha-October 21, 2003 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Elliott Smoth, Elliot Smith, Steven Paul Smith, Steven Paul "Elliott" Smith, Elliott or Elliott Stillwater-Rotter was an American singer, musician, songwriter, actor, film score composer, film editor and singer-songwriter.

He died in suicide.

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Andy Kaufman

Andy Kaufman (January 17, 1949 New York City-May 16, 1984 West Hollywood) also known as Andrew Geoffrey Kaufman, Tony Clifton or Baji Kimran was an American comedian, actor, entertainer, artist, writer, screenwriter, wrestler and music artist. He had one child, Maria Colonna.

He died in lung cancer.

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Bobby Darin

Bobby Darin (May 14, 1936 The Bronx-December 20, 1973 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Bobbie Darin, Darin, Bobby, Bobby Darrin, Bobby Daren, Walden Robert Cassotto, bobby_darin, Bobby, Bob Darin or Robert Darin was an American singer, musician, singer-songwriter, actor and songwriter. His child is Dodd Mitchell Darin.

He died as a result of surgical complications.

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Chris Farley

Chris Farley (February 15, 1964 Madison-December 18, 1997 Near North Side) also known as Christopher Crosby Farley or Christopher Crosby "Chris" Farley was an American comedian, actor and stunt performer.

He died in drug overdose.

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John Garfield

John Garfield (March 4, 1913 New York City-May 21, 1952 New York City) a.k.a. Jacob Julius Garfinkle, Jules Garfield, Julie, Jacob Garfinkle or Jules was an American actor. He had three children, Julie Garfield, David Garfield and Katherine Garfield.

He died in cardiovascular disease.

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John F. Kennedy Jr.

John F. Kennedy Jr. (November 25, 1960 Washington, D.C.-July 16, 1999 Atlantic Ocean) also known as John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr., JFK Jr., John-John, John F. Kennedy Jr., John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr, John Jr., Lark, Junior or John F. Kennedy, Jr. was an American lawyer, businessperson, writer, journalist, pilot and actor.

He died as a result of aviation accident or incident.

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Jim Croce

Jim Croce (January 10, 1943 South Philadelphia-September 20, 1973 Natchitoches) also known as Jim Groce, Jim Croche, James Joseph Croce or Croce, Jim was an American singer, singer-songwriter, actor and musician. His child is A. J. Croce.

He died as a result of aviation accident or incident.

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Sal Mineo

Sal Mineo (January 10, 1939 The Bronx-February 12, 1976 West Hollywood) also known as Salvatore Mineo, Jr., Jr, The Switchblade Kid, Salvatore Mineo, Jr. or Salvatore "Sal" Mineo, Jr. was an American actor.

He died as a result of murder.

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Jack Pickford

Jack Pickford (August 18, 1896 Toronto-January 3, 1933 Paris) a.k.a. John Charles Smith, Johnny Pickford, Jack Smith or John Carl Smith was an American actor, film producer and film director.

He died in multiple neuritis.

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John Gilbert

John Gilbert (July 10, 1897 Logan-January 9, 1936 Bel-Air) also known as John Cecil Pringle, Jack Gilbert, Jack or The Great Lover was an American actor, screenwriter and film director. His children are Leatrice Joy Gilbert and Susan Ann Gilbert.

He died as a result of myocardial infarction.

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Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf

Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf (April 20, 1962 Fall River-September 4, 2001 Fall River) a.k.a. Henry Joseph Nasiff, Henry Joseph Nasiff Jr. or Hank the Angry Dwarf was an American actor and entertainer.

He died as a result of cirrhosis.

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Sean Flynn

Sean Flynn (May 31, 1941 Los Angeles-June 1, 1971 Cambodia) also known as Sean Leslie Flynn was an American journalist, photographer and actor.

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Pete Duel

Pete Duel (February 24, 1940 Rochester-December 31, 1971 Hollywood) also known as Peter Ellstrom Deuel, Peter E. Deuel, Peter Deuel or Pete Deuel was an American actor.

He died caused by suicide.

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Nick Adams

Nick Adams (July 10, 1931 Nanticoke-February 7, 1968 Beverly Hills) also known as Nicholas Aloysius Adamshock, Nicholas Aloysius Adamschock or Nikku Adamusu was an American actor and screenwriter. He had two children, Jeb Stuart Adams and Allyson Adams.

He died in drug overdose.

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Sam Kinison

Sam Kinison (December 8, 1953 Yakima-April 10, 1992 Needles) also known as Samuel Burl Kinison or Sam was an American comedian, actor and screenwriter.

He died as a result of traffic collision.

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Dar Robinson

Dar Robinson (March 26, 1947 Los Angeles-November 21, 1986 Page) also known as Dar Allen Robinson was an American actor and stunt performer. His children are called Shawn Robinson, Troy Robinson and Landon Robinson.

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Carl Switzer

Carl Switzer (August 7, 1927 Paris-January 21, 1959 Mission Hills) also known as Carl Dean Switzer, Alfalfa Switser, Alfalfa Switzer, Alfy Switzer, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Alfie or Alfadoofus was an American actor, child actor, breeder and guide. He had one child, Lance Switzer.

He died in homicide.

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Brandon deWilde

Brandon deWilde (April 9, 1942 Brooklyn-July 6, 1972 Denver) a.k.a. Andre Brandon De Wilde, Brandon de Wilde or Andre Brandon deWilde was an American actor. He had one child, Jesse deWilde.

He died as a result of traffic collision.

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Mitch Hedberg

Mitch Hedberg (February 24, 1968 Saint Paul-March 29, 2005 Livingston) a.k.a. Strategic Grill Locations, Mitchell Lee Hedberg, Hedberg, Mitch or Mitchell Lee "Mitch" Hedberg was an American comedian and actor.

He died caused by heroin overdose.

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David Lochary

David Lochary (August 21, 1944 Baltimore-July 29, 1977 New York City) also known as David Crawford Lochary was an American actor.

He died caused by drug overdose.

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Yokozuna

Yokozuna (October 2, 1966 San Francisco-October 23, 2000 Liverpool) a.k.a. Kokina Maximus, Wild Samoan Kokina, Great Kokina, Rodney Agatupu Anoaʻi, Rodney Anoai or The Great Kokina was an American wrestler and actor. He had two children, Justin Anoa'i and Keilani Anoa'i.

He died in pulmonary edema.

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Joe Penner

Joe Penner (November 11, 1904 Zrenjanin-January 10, 1941 Philadelphia) a.k.a. József Pintér or Penner was an American actor and screenwriter.

He died caused by myocardial infarction.

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John Drew

John Drew (September 3, 1827 Dublin-May 21, 1862 Philadelphia) a.k.a. Jonathan Henry Drewland was an American actor. His children are Georgiana Drew, John Drew, Jr. and Sidney Drew.

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Bobby Driscoll

Bobby Driscoll (March 3, 1937 Cedar Rapids-March 30, 1968 East Village) also known as Robert Cletus Driscoll, Bob Driscoll, Robert Driscoll or Robert Cletus "Bobby" Driscoll was an American actor and voice actor.

He died as a result of heart failure.

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Wallace Reid

Wallace Reid (April 15, 1891 St. Louis-January 18, 1923 Los Angeles) also known as William Wallace Reid, William W. Reid, Wallace Reed, Wally, The Screen's Most Perfect Lover, William Wallace Halleck or William Wallace Halleck Reid was an American film director, screenwriter and actor. He had two children, Wallace Reid Jr. and Betty Mummert.

He died caused by morphine.

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Dean Paul Martin

Dean Paul Martin (November 17, 1951 Santa Monica-March 21, 1987 San Gorgonio Mountain) also known as Dino Martin Jr, Dean Paul Martin, Jr, Dino, Dean-Paul Martin, Dean Martin Jr., Dino Martin Jr., Desi and Billy Dino or Dino Martin was an American singer, actor, tennis player, fighter pilot and military officer. He had one child, Alexander Martin.

He died in aviation accident or incident.

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Umaga

Umaga (March 28, 1973 San Francisco-December 4, 2009 Houston) also known as Ekmo, Jamal, Armageddon #1, O.G. Ekmo, The Samoan Smashing Machine, The Samoan Bulldozer, The Samoan Typhoon, The Samoan Wrecking Machine, Ekmo Fatu, Osu Fatu, Edward Smith "Eki" Fatu, Eki Fatu, Uso Fatu, The Bulldozer of Doom, O.G. Fatu or Eddie Fatu was an American wrestler and actor.

He died caused by myocardial infarction.

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Kevin Peter Hall

Kevin Peter Hall (May 9, 1955 Pittsburgh-April 10, 1991 Hollywood) also known as Kevin Hall was an American actor.

He died in hiv/aids.

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Matthew McGrory

Matthew McGrory (May 17, 1973 West Chester-August 9, 2005 Los Angeles) also known as Bigfoot, Matthew Blake McGrory, Matt McGrory or Big Foot was an American actor.

He died caused by natural causes.

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