May 14, 2013: Billy Raymond, 75, Scottish singer and television personality.
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.
May 20, 2012: Eugene Polley, 96, US engineer whose inventions included the wireless television remote control.
May 9, 2012: Vidal Sassoon, 84, UK-born celebrity hairdresser who became a global brand after humble beginnings in London in the early 1950s.
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.
November 12, 2011: Evelyn Lauder, 75, German-born US businesswoman who married into the famous Estee Lauder cosmetics empire, of ovarian cancer. She raised many millions for breast cancer research through the Pink Ribbon campaign.
October 19, 2011: Keith Williams, 82, Australian property developer whose tourism projects included Sea World on the Gold Coast and resorts at Hamilton Island and Port Hinchinbrook.
July 25, 2011: Margaret Olley, 88, Australian artist whose career spanned seven decades.
February 28, 2011: Jane Russell, 89, US actress best known for her role alongside Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She also famously had a bra designed for her by reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes. In later life, she became an evangelical Christian.
February 5, 2011: J. Paul Getty III, 54, US oil-fortune heir who was kidnapped as a young man, when he was known as "the golden hippie", and spent the past 30 years in care after suffering a stroke brought on by drug abuse.
December 24, 2010: Roy Rothschild Neuberger, 107, US money manager and modern art collector.
November 25,2010: Bernard Matthews, 80, British businessman who built up a mulit-million pound turkey empire from a £2.50 investment.
May 5, 2008: Irvine Robbins, 90, American co-founder of the giant Baskin-Robbins ice-cream empire.
March 24, 2008: Neil Aspinall, 66, business partner, friend and confidant of the Beatles, of cancer. He stepped down as head of Apple Corps last year.
January 11, 2008: Carl Karcher, 90, US hamburger store owner who built the Carl's Jr empire from one hot-dog stand.
December 21, 2007: Ken Lee, 75, China-born Australian businessman who built up the Bing Lee electrical appliance retail chain.
October 23, 2007: John Ilhan, 42, Australian Turkish businessman who became a multi-millionaire building the Crazy John's mobile phone retail chain. He died suddenly, while walking, of a suspected heart attack. The Times
September 10, 2007: Anita Roddick, 64, UK founder of the Body Shop ethical cosmetics chain, of a brain haemorrhage.
August 20, 2007: Leona Helmsley, 87, US businesswoman and hotelier who was known as "the Queen of Mean". Helmsley, who was jailed for tax fraud, famously observed that "only the little people pay taxes".
August 13, 2007: Brooke Astor, 105, US socialite and philanthropist who supported some of the great cultural icons of New York, from Carnegie Hall to the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. She gave away US$195 million and made a point of visiting each recipient. She was also a journalist and novelist, and wrote two memoirs.
June 26, 2007: Liz Claiborne, 78, Belgian-born American designer who became a leading figure in the fashion world and one of the world's richest women.