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DescriptionPersonDate of death (age at death)
English female author best known for romantic fiction including 'Pride and Prejudice'July 18, 1817 (41)
American jazz musician, known for piano playing and baritone voiceFebruary 15, 1965 (45)
American actress who was a successful child actor before starring as an adult in 'West Side Story' and 'Gypsy'November 29, 1981 (43)
The childhood friend of Julian Lennon, she served as the inspiration for a 1967 psychedelic Beatles song that may or may not be about LSD (name of the song acceptable)September 29, 2009 (46)
American author best known for the 1996 novel 'Infinite Jest'September 12, 2008 (46)
American actress best known for playing Dorothy in 'The Wizard of Oz'June 22, 1969 (47)
Lead singer of Queen who died of AIDSNovember 24, 1991 (45)
English-born American actress, daughter of Vanessa Redgrave and wife of Liam NeesonMarch 18, 2009 (45)
Only member of The Beatles to fit the categoryDecember 8, 1980 (40)
Former Twins centerfielder and Hall of FamerMarch 6, 2006 (45)
DescriptionPersonDate of death (age at death)
Guitarist and singer-songwriter who was in Wilco from 1994-2001May 24, 2009 (45)
American writer and poet best known for macabre works, such 'The Raven'October 7, 1849 (40)
35th US PresidentNovember 22, 1963 (46)
Famous Motown singer known for 'What's Going On,' 'Let's Get it On' and 'Sexual Healing'April 1, 1984 (44)
Rock and Roll pioneer known as 'The King'August 16, 1977 (42)
English author best known for the 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' SeriesMay 11, 2001 (49)
Australian television personality known as the Crocodile HunterSeptember 4, 2006 (44)
Hefty Canadian actor and comedian known for roles in 'Planes, Trains & Automobiles,' 'Cool Runnings' and 'Canadian Bacon'March 4, 1994 (43)
British author of '1984,' and 'Animal Farm'January 21, 1950 (46)
German Romantic composer and music critic. Married to Clara Wieck, he wrote the 'Spring Symphony'July 29, 1856 (46)

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