December 29, 2012: William Rees-Mogg, 84, British journalist and would-be Tory politician who edited The Times, and remained a columnist for the newspaper until his death.
December 29, 2012: Anthony William Greig, 66, South Africa-born, England all-rounder who helped set up World Series Cricket, and was a popular cricket commentator for Channel 9's Wide World of Sports in Australia for decades.
December 27, 2012: Norman Schwarzkopf, 78, US general who was Commander of Central Command, and led coalition forces in the Gulf War.
December 26, 2012: Gerry Anderson, 83, British writer and producer remembers for his marionette-based science-fiction TV series, including Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlett and the Mysterons, and the live-action series Space 1999.
December 24, 2012: Charles Durning, 89, US character actor who had roles on stage and screen. He starred in films including Dog Day Afternoon and The Sting, and won a Golden Globe for his role in the TV film The Kennedys of Massachusetts and a Tony for playing Big Daddy the acclaimed Broadway production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
December 5, 2012; Oscar Niemeyer, 104, Brazilian architect whose designs can be seen across Europe, the US and South America.
November 23, 2012: Larry Hagman, 81, US actor best known for playing an astronaut in the late-1960s sitcom I Dream of Jeannie, and as the villainous but somehow lovable JR Ewing in the prime-time soap opera Dallas. Set amid the oil industry in Texas, Dallas had only just been revived. Hagman was the son of Broadway star Mary Martin.
November 22, 2012: Bryce Courtenay, 79, South African-born Australian author of bestsellers including The Power of One.
November 6, 2012: Clive Dunn, 92, character actor best known as Corporal Jones in the British sitcom Dad's Army. He also had a novelty hit single, Grandad, and a children's TV show of the same name. As Jones, he was known for the catchphrases "Don't panic!" and "They don't like it up 'em."
October 25, 2012: Jaspal Bhatti, 57, India's most famous Sikh comedian and televsion host, in a car accident.
October 18, 2012: Sylvia Kristel, 60, Dutch actress who starred in the 1974 erotic French film Emmanuelle, of cancer. She also featured in several sequels, and the films Lady Chatterly's Lover and Mata Hari.
October 15, 2012: John Clive, 79, British writer and actor who starred in The Italian Job, A Clockwork Orange and several Carry On films, and provided the voice of John Lennon for Yellow Submarine.
October 13, 2012: Gary Collins, 74, US actor in TV anf films, including Airport, and 1980s host of the Miss America pageant.
October 10, 2012: Alex Karras, 77, US professional footballer with the NFL who became an actor in the film Blazing Saddles and the TV series Webster.
September 28, 2012: Ahmed Ramzy, 82, popular Egyptian actor of the 1950s, 60s and 70s who specialised in playboy roles.
September 27, 2012: Herbert Lom, 95, Czech-born British actor best know for starring alongside Peter Sellers in the Pink Panther films, playing Charles Dreyfus.
September 25, 2012: Andy Williams, 84, US crooner and television host whose most famous song was Moon River. The Andy Williams Show ran on US television from 1962 to 1971, and featured acts ranging from Judy Garland to Elton John.
September 12, 2012: Derek Jameson, 82, British tabloid journalist who was born into poverty but went on to edit three national newspapers and hosted a popular breakfast show on BBC Radio 2.
September 7, 2012: Dorothy McGuire, 84, US singer, a member of popular group The McGuire Sisters.
September 3, 2012: Michael Clarke Duncan, 54, US actor best known for his role as a wrongly convicted man with supernatural powers in The Green Mile. He also starred in the TV series The Finder.
September 3, 2012: Sun Myung Moon, 92, Korean leader of the Unification Church, whose adherents were known as "The Moonies". He was renowned for conducting mass weddings of couples who had often only just met each other.
September 1, 2012: Hal David, 91, American lyricist best known for his collaboration with composer Burt Bacharach. Hewrote songs for Marty Robbins, Dionne Warwick, The Carpenters, Dusty Springfield, B. J. Thomas, Gene Pitney, Tom Jones and others. Hits included Raindrops Keep Fallin' on my Head, This Guy's in Love with You, I'll Never Fall in Love Again, Do You Know the Way to San Jose, Walk on By and I Say a Little Prayer.
August 25, 2012: Neil Armstrong, 82, American astronaut who, in 1969, was the first man to step foot on the moon. With Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon, and Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins, Armstrong etched his name in history, and asserted US superiority in the "space race" with the then-USSR.
August 23, 2012: Jerry Nelson, 78, US pupeteer who worked with Jim Henson on Sesame Street and The Muppet Show. His characters included Count von Count, Mr Snuffleupagus and Camilla the Chicken. he also played the central character Gobo on Fraggle Rock.