American golferDied when: 42 years 268 days (512 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius
William Payne Stewart (January 30, 1957 – October 25, 1999) was an American professional golfer who won eleven PGA Tour events, including three major championships, the last of which came just a few months before his death in an airplane accident at the age of 42.
Stewart gained his first major title at the 1989 PGA Championship.He won the 1991 U.S.Open after a playoff against Scott Simpson.
At the 1999 U.S.Open Stewart captured his third major title after holing a 15-foot (5 m) par putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory.
Stewart was a popular golfer with spectators, who responded enthusiastically to his distinctive clothing.He was reputed to have the biggest wardrobe of all professional golfers and was a favorite of photographers because of his flamboyant attire of ivy caps and patterned pants, which were a cross between plus fours and knickerbockers, a throwback to the once-commonplace golf "uniform." Stewart was also admired for having one of the most gracefully fluid and stylish golf swings of the modern era.