Here are 2 famous actors from New Zealand died before 40:
Kevin Smith (March 16, 1963 Auckland-February 15, 2002 Beijing) a.k.a. Kevin Tod Smith or Smithy was a New Zealand actor. He had three children, Oscar Smith, Willard Smith and Tyrone Smith.
Kevin Smith began his career as a professional wrestler before transitioning to acting. He starred in several popular television series such as "Xena: Warrior Princess" and "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys." He also appeared in a number of films including "The Fellowship of the Ring," "The Price of Milk," and "Warriors of Virtue." In addition to his work on screen, Smith was also a talented musician and released several albums throughout his career. He tragically passed away at the age of 38 due to a fall from a prop tower on the set of a film he was working on in China.
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Bill Stalker (August 3, 1948 New Zealand-November 28, 1981 Melbourne) was a New Zealand actor.
He was best known for his role as Barry in the film "Sleeping Dogs" and as Merv in the television series "Gloss". Stalker's career spanned over a decade and he appeared in many New Zealand films and television series. He was known for his natural acting style and his ability to connect with audiences. Unfortunately, Stalker's life was cut short when he died at the age of 33 due to complications related to alcoholism. Despite his short career, he left a lasting impact on New Zealand's film and television industry.
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