Died at (an/the) early age of XX
Which is the correct article to use in the above phrase/clause ?
E.g. A. It was most unfortunate that he died at the early age of 41.
B. It was most unfortunate that he died at an early age of 41.
Which, out of A and B, is the correct sentence ? Usually I have heard an being used in above clause but don't whether its okay to use the or not. This sentence is from an error spotting excercise.