June 23, 2013: Richard Matheson, 87, US science-fiction author whose works included I Am Legend, The Shrinking Man, the screenplay for the Steven Spielberg film Duel and the Twilight Zone episode Nightmare at 20,000 Feet.
June 23, 2013: Mick Aston, 66, British archaeologist who became a popular cast member on the TV program Time Team.
June 22, 2013: Gary David Goldberg, US TV producer an writer who created the hit sitcoms Family Ties and Spin City.
June 20, 2013: Jeffrey Smart, 91, Australian artist, art critic, teacher and author known for his urban landscapes. He lived in Italy from 1963 until his death.
June 19, 2013: James Gandolfini, 51, US actor best known for playing mafia boss Tony in The Sopranos, of a heart attack.
June 9, 2013: Iain Banks, 59 Scottish author, of gall bladder cancer. His works included The Wasp Factory, Player of Games, Complicity, Walking on Glass and The Crow Road.
June 6, 2013: Esther Williams, 91, US actress and swimmer who incorporated underwater ballets into her films. She starred in Bathing Beauty, Neptune's Daughter, Take Me Out to the Ball Game, and even a cartoon with Tom and Jerry, Dangerous When Wet.
June 3, 2013: Jiah Khan, 25, New York-born Bollywood actress, who debuted in the controversial 2007 film Nishabd (No Words), about a young girl in love with a much older man. She is believed to have taken her own life.
June 3, 2013: Yunupingu, 56, Australian Aboriginal musician best known as lead singer with the band Yothu Yindi, who had a chart-topping single, Treaty.
May 31, 2013: Jean Stapleton, 90, US stage and screen actress best known for playing Edith Bunker in the popular sitcom All in the Family.
May 27, 2013: Bill Pertwee, 86 British actor best known as Warden Hodges in the sitcom Dad's Army. He was also in the radio programs Beyond Our Ken and Round the Horne, and featured in two Carry On films. He was a distant cousin of Doctor Who star Jon Pertwee.
May 22, 2013: Eddie Braben, 82, British comedy writer who worked extensively with double act Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise. He also wrote for Ronnie Corbett, Ken Dodd and David Frost, among others, nd collaborated with the authors of The Play What I Wrote, about his relationship with Morecambe and Wise.
May 20, 2013: Ray Manzarek, 74, US musicians who cofounded The Doors with Jim Morrison. The band's had hits including The End, Break on Through to the Other Side. Light My Fire, and Riders on the Storm.
May 18, 2013: Penne Hackforth-Jones, 64, Australian actress who starred in TV series and films ranging from Bellbird, Riptide and Mother and Son to Muriel's Wedding.
May 14, 2013: Billy Raymond, 75, Scottish singer and television personality.
May 13, 2013: Steve Forrest, 87, US stage and screen actor who starred in the mid-1970s television series S.W.A.T.
May 8, 2013: Jeanne Cooper, 84, US actress who played Katherine Chancellor on long-running soap opera The Young and the Restless.
May 7, 2013: Ray Harryhausen, 92, US stop-motion animator and special effects creator, best known for his work on Jason and the Argonauts, One Million Years BC, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, and Clash of the Titans.
April 2?, 2013: Deanna Durbin, 91, Canadian actress and singer who started performing as a teenager. She was the highest-paid Hollywood star in the late 1940s. Her films included Three Smart Girls, Mad About Music and That Certain Age. In 1949, she quit at the height of her career and moved to rural France.
April 26, 2013: George Jones, 82, US country singer whose hits included Golden Ring, We're Gonna Hold On, and She Thinks I Still care. He was, perhaps, better known for his hard drinking - he once rode a lawnmower 12 miles to get to a liquor store - and his marriage to country superstar Tammy Wynette.
April 25, 2013: Johnny Lockwood, 92, English-born Australian actor best known for his role as deli owner Aldo Godolfusin the 1970s soap opera Number 96. He also appeared in Neighbours and the film Moulin Rouge.
April 23, 2012: Richie Havens, 72, US singer-songwriter-guitarist best remembered as one of the standouts of the Woodstock festival.
April 21, 2013: Chrissy Amphlet, 53, Australian singer with The Divinyls, of breast cancer. The band's hits included I Touch Myself and Pleasure and Pain.
April 19, 2013: Allan Arbus, 95, American actor best known as the psychiatrist Dr Sidney Freedman on the TV series MASH.
April 13, 2013: Frank Bank, 71, US actor who played Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford on the seminal sitcom Leave It to Beaver, and its belated sequel The New Leave It to Beaver. He also worked as a bonds broker.
April 12, 2013: Jonathan Winters, 87, US comedian and actor who inspired comics including Steve Martin and Robin Williams.
April 8, 2013: Annette Funicello,70, US actress best known for her role in The Mickey Mouse Club and her films for teenagers.
April 8, 2013: Margaret Thatcher, 87, former British prime minster who became Baroness Thatcher. Known as the "Iron Lady", she led the Conservative Party from 1975 and was prime minister from 1979 to 1990.
April 4, 2013:Tommy Tycho, 84, Hungarian born Australian musician, composer, arranger and conductor, who performed regularly on stage and television.