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.
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 3, 2013: Chris Bailey, 62, Australian musician with rock band The Angels, of cancer.
March 7, 2013: Kenny Ball, 82, English jazz trumpeter whose career stretched over six decades. His band Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen had hits with Samantha and Midnight in Moscow, and he was a popular regular on the duo Morecambe and Wise television show.
February 17, 2013: Richard Briers, 79, British stage and screen actor best known as Tom in the 1970 sitcom The Good Life. He also appeared in the TV series Monarch of the Glen and on stage as Lear, Richard III and Hamlet, and in farces by Alan Ayckbourn and Ray Cooney.
January 30, 2013: Patty Andrews, 94, last surviving member of popular American trio The Andrews Sisters. Their hits included I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much) and I Can Dream, Can't I?, and they appeared in 16 films.
January 14, 2013: Conrad Bain, 89, US stage and screen actor best known for his roles in the sitcoms Maude and Diff'rent Strokes.
January 13, 2013: Bille Brown, 61, stage and screen actor, director and playwright from Biloela, Queensland, Australia. He worked with the major Australian theatre companies, the Royal Shakespeare Company and in New York; and on film and stage with British comedian John Cleese.
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.
October 25, 2012: Jaspal Bhatti, 57, India's most famous Sikh comedian and televsion host, in a car accident.
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 13, 2012: Helen Gurley Brown, 90, US author and journalist who was editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for 30 years, and wrote the controversial 1962 book Sex and the Single Girl.
July 30, 2012: Maeve Binchy, 72, Irish journalists and writer whose books, beginning in 1982 with Light A Penny Candle, sold 40 million copies.
July 8, 2012: Ernest Borgnine, 95, US actor, born Ermes Effron Borgnino, who won an Oscar for Marty, then went on to front sitcom McHale's Navy, and continued to work into his 90s, including as the voice of Mermaid Man on SpongeBob SquarePants.
June 21, 2012: Richard Adler, 90, US composer and lyricist who worked initially partnership with Jerry Ross to write hits beginning with Rags to Riches, which was a 1953 hit for Tony Bennett. They wrote the hit stage musicals The Pajama Game and Damn Yankees before Ross died at just 29 in 1955.
June 6, 2012: Ray Bradbury, 91, US science-fiction writer whose works includes Farenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes and the Martin Chronicles.
May 17, 2012: Warda Aldjazairia, 72, French-born Algerian singer known for her patriotic songs, who had a huge fanbase in Egypt, where she lived most of her adult life, and throughout the Arab world. Born Warda Fatouki, her assumed name translates as "the Algerian Rose".
May 16, 2012: Ronald Bedford, 90, British journalist who was the long-time science editor of the Daily Mirror. He was also a jazz pianist who played in a Parisian house of ill repute, in a US bar during a shooting, and at the South Pole.
May 3, 2012: Edith Bliss, 53, Australian pop star and television host best known for her appearances on Wonder World and her 1970s hits If It's Love You Want and Heart Of Stone.
February 24, 2012: Jan Berenstain, 88, US author and illustrator who, with her husband Stan, created children's characters including the Berenstain Bears.
January 28, 2012: Diana Bliss, 57, Australian theatre producer and wife to businessman Alan Bond.
January 26, 2012: Ian Abercrombie, 77, English stage and screen actor best known for playing Mr Pitt in Seinfeld, and as Alfred Pennyworth in Birds of Prey.
December 24, 2012: Theo Angelopoulos, 76, Greek film director whose works included The Huntsman, The Beekeeper and Ulysses’ Gaze.
December 25, 2011: Israel Baker, 92, classical violinist who played and helped create the Bernard Hermann score on Alfred Hitchcock'a Psycho.
December 8, 2011: Bob Burnett, 71, US folk musician with influential 1960s group the Highwaymen.