Famous people who died at the age of 42.

This is list of celebrities and other famous people who died when they were 42 years old.

The list below is ordered by the person's date of death.

Robert F. Kennedy

American politician. Deceased
Died on June 6th, 1968
Died at the age of 42

Albert DeSalvo

Suspected serial killer. Deceased
Died on November 25th, 1973
Died at the age of 42
Stabbed to death in prison.

Elvis Presley

Singer. Deceased
Died on August 16th, 1977
Died at the age of 42
Heart attack.

Ted Bundy

Serial killer. Deceased
Died on January 24th, 1989
Died at the age of 42
Executed by electric chair.

Gary Coleman

Actor. Deceased
Died on May 28th, 2010
Died at the age of 42
Epidural hematoma.

Gary Speed

Soccer manager. Deceased
Died on November 27th, 2011
Died at the age of 42
Suicide by hanging.

Kimbo Slice

MMA fighter. Deceased
Died on June 6th, 2016
Died at the age of 42
Heart failure.


Rapper. Deceased
Died on June 20th, 2017
Died at the age of 42
Accidental choking relating to sickle-cell anemia.

Papa Bouba Diop

Soccer player. Deceased
Died on November 29th, 2020
Died at the age of 42
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Statistics about the 42-year-olds above.

Statistics about the 9 celebrity deaths above.

  • 100% of the deaths in the 42 age group were male.
  • These deaths make up 2% of our database (9/595).
  • 22% of them were murdered or assassinated.
  • Suicide accounted for 11% of the deaths in this age group.
  • 11% of them died from a heart attack.

Other ages.

Other ages that celebrities died at.

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