September 12, 2014: Ian Paisley, 88, former first minister of Northern Ireland and longtime leader of the pro-British Democratic Unionist Party.
March 29?, 2014: Kate O'Mara, 74, British actress who played the sister of Joan Collins's character in the US drama Dynasty, and also had roles in Doctor Who, Howard's Way and Triangle. http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-26809417
December 15, 2913: Peter O'Toole, 81, stage and screen actor best known for playing the title role in David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia.
August 27, 2013: Bill Peach, pioneering Australian current affairs journalist and presenter, and celebrated travel writer and tourists guide.
August 20, 2013: Ted Post, 95, American TV and film director whose credits includes Rawhide, Gunsmoke, Perry Mason, Hang 'em High and Magnum Force.
July 12, 2013: Pran, 93, Bollywood actor best known for playing villains ins a string of films from the 1950s. His full name was Pran Krishan Sikand, but he was known simply as Pran.
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.
April 2, 2013: Milo O'Shea, 86, Irish-born, US-based stage and screen actor best known for the films including Ulysses, Barbarella (playing Durand Durand), The Matchmaker, The Verdict and Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet. On Broadway, he starred in Staircase and Mass Appeal, and he had parts in sitcoms including Cheers and The Golden Girls .
February 16, 2013: Pauline Phillips, 94, US advice columnist and radio host who began the "Dear Abby" column in 1954 under the name Abigal van Buren.
February 4, 2013: Reg Presley, 71, British singer and songwriter, born Reginald Maurice Ball. He was famous for fronting 1960s pop group The Troggs, whose hits included Wild Thing. Presley also wrote Love is All Around, which became a massive hit for Wet Wet Wet after featuring in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral.
February 1, 2013: Sir Paul Holmes, 62, New Zealand broadcaster who enjoyed success on radio and television, hosting a nightly current-affairs program on TVNZ.
January 1, 2013: Patti Page, 85, US singer whose hits included Tennessee Waltz and How Much is that Doggie in the Window.
August 14, 2012: Ron Palillo, 63, US actor who played Arnold Horshack on the 1970s sitcom Welcome Back Kotter. He also appeared on the stage, starring in productions of Amadeus, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and Guys and Dolls.
May 20, 2012: Eugene Polley, 96, US engineer whose inventions included the wireless television remote control.
April 5, 2012: Ferdinand Porsche, 76, designer from the famous German motor vehicle manufacturing family. The grandson Ferdinand Porsche, he played a big role in the development of the iconic Porsche 911 and the Porsche 904.
January 22, 2012: Joe Paterno, 85, American football coach who held the major-colleges all-time wins record, but whose career ended in scandal when it was revealed that he failed to act when one of his staff, Jerry Sandusky, was accused of sexual assaulting boys.
November 29, 2011: Patrice O'Neal, 41, US comedian, of complications from a stroke.
November 22, 2011: Lana Peters, 85, Russian-American daughter of former Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. Born Svetlana Stalina, she defected to the West in 1970.
August 23, 2011: Frank Potenza, 77, real-life uncle of US entertainer Jimmy Kimmel who became a regular on Jimmy Kimmel Live
July 25, 2011: Margaret Olley, 88, Australian artist whose career spanned seven decades.
July 24, 2011: Dan peek, 60, US singer-songwriter with the band America, who also had a successful solo career in contemporary Christian music.
March 21, 2011: Joe Willie "Pinetop" Perkins, 97, US Mississippi Delta bluesman who became the oldest ever Grammy award winner (for best traditional blues album) in February, 2011.
January 16, 2011: Steve Prestwich, 56, drummer with Australian rock band Cold Chisel, of cancer.
January 2, 2011: Pete Postlethwaite, 64, British stage and screen actor who appeared in The Name of the Father, Brassed Off, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and The Age of Stupid.
December 30, 2010: Per Oscarsson, Swedish actor, in a huse fire. He was best known for his award-winning role in 1966's Hunger (Sult). His most recent role was in The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest.
December 14, 2010: Neva Patterson, 90, US stage and screen actress who starred in 1957's An Affair to Remember with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. She also starred in the Broadway version of The Seven Year Itch.