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.
March 16, 2013: Frank Thornton, 92, British actor best known for playing floorwalker Captain Peacock on the sitcom Are You Being Served? He also appeared in Lastof the Summer Wine, The Goodies and Hancock's Half Hour, and the films Carry on Screaming and No Sex Please, We're British.
March 13, 2013: Malachi Throne, 83, US character actor who performed in many TV series including It Takes a Thief, Star Trek and Batman and Robin, where he played Two Face.
February 16, 2013: Tony Sheridan, 72, British musicians who briefly performed with The Beatles.
February 14, 2013: Haydn Sargent, 77, Australian radio and television presenter, who had a popular talkback program on Brisbane's 4BC in the 1970s and 80s.
February 5, 2013: Robin Sachs, 61, British actor who appeared in the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Torchwood: Miracle Day, and in the film Galaxy Quest.
December 27, 2012: Norman Schwarzkopf, 78, US general who was Commander of Central Command, and led coalition forces in the Gulf War.
August 19, 2012: Tony Scott, 68, British-born Hollywood director whose films included Top Gun and Days of Thunder. He was the brother of director Ridley Scott. Police said he jumped from a bridge in Los Angeles, and a suicide note was later found in his office.
August 9, 2012: Mel Stuart, 83, US film director and producers whose biggest hits were 1971's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium.
July 26, 2012: Mary Tamm, 62, British actress who played companion Romana alongside Tom Baker's Doctor in Doctor Who; of cancer. She also had a long stage career and was in the films The Odessa File and The Likely Lads, as well as TV soaps EastEnders and Brookside.
July 11: Dara Singh, 84, Bollywood actor, who started out as a professional wrestler and became an action hero. He started in films in the 1950s, doing his own stunts, and later played the Hindu monkey god Hanuman in the 1980s TV series Ramayan.
July 6, 2012: Anthony Sedlak, 29, Canadian celebrity chef, of an undisclosed medical condition.
July 4, 2012: Eric Sykes, 89, British actor, writer, director and comedian who co-wrote scrpts for The Goon Show with Spike Milligan and went on to become a beloved television performer and creator of the enduring comedy short, The Plank.
June 26, 2012: Dorthea "Doris" Singleton, 92, US radio and television actress who played Lucy's nemesis, Lillian (later Caroline) Appleby, in I Love Lucy. She also appeared in My Three Sons, Dynasty, The Munsters and Days of Our Lives.
June 18, 2012: Victor Spinetti, 82, Welsh actor and comic who appeared on stage and screen, including the Beatles' films A Hard Day's Night, Help! and Magical Mystery Tour. He won a Tony Award for his performance in Oh, What a Lovely War! after it transfered to Broadway from London's West End.
May 24, 2012: Arthur P. Stern, 87, Hungarian-born Holocaust survivor who moved to the US to work for GE, where he became a pioneer of colour television, transistor and satellite-navigation technology.
May 17, 2012: Donna Summer, 63, American disco queen whose songs included Love to Love You Baby and I Feel Love.
May 10, 2012: Carroll Shelby, 89, US racing car driver and designer of the Shelby Cobra.
May 9, 2012: Vidal Sassoon, 84, UK-born celebrity hairdresser who became a global brand after humble beginnings in London in the early 1950s.
May 7, 2012: Maurice Sendak, 83, US children's book author and illustrator whose most famous work was Where the Wild Things Are.
May 6, 2012: Jill Shearer, Australian playwright whose works including the acclaimed Shimada, which played on Broadway. Her plays were produced by many Australian companies, including the Queensland Theatre Company, the Melbourne Theatre Company and La Boite.
May 2, 2012: Tiaina Baul "Junior" Seau, Jr, 43, American football linebaker who played with the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots.
March 28, 2012: Earl Scruggs, 88, US bluegrass banjo player best remembered for the theme to 1960s sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, which he performed with Lester Flatt. His picking style influenced many other musicians, and he performed alongside artists including Sting, Dwight Yoakam and Elton John
March 18, 2012: George Tupou V, 63, the King of Tonga. Ruler of the Pacific island nation since 2006, he introduced democratic reforms. He died in hospital in Hong Kong.
March 17, 2012: Pope Shenouda III, 88, Egyptian Coptic Christian leader. Born Nazeer Gayed Roufail, he became the 117th Pope of Alexandria in November 1971.
March 5, 2012: Robert B. Sherman, 86, US songwriter who, with his brother Richard, wrote songs for Disney films including Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book and The Aristocats, and for the UA musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.