October 10, 2007: Enrico Banducci, 85, US nightclub owner born Harry Charles Banducci. His Hungry I club in San Francisco helped lauch the careers of Mort Sahl, Barbra Streisand, Bill Cosby, Woody Allen and Bob Newhart.
October 9, 2007: Carol Bruce, 87, Canadian actress who began as a nightclub singer and then starred in US stage and screen musicals, including the films Louisiana Purchase and Behind the Eight Ball and a Broadway production of Show Boat. She also played radio station owner Mama Carlson in the TV comedy WKRP in Cincinatti.
September 25, 2007: Patrick Borque, 29, former bass player with Canadian country band Emerson Drive. Found dead at home.
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.
July 30, 2007: Michelangelo Antonioni, 94, Italian film director whose acclaimed work included L'Avventura and Blow-Up.
June 10, 2007: George Burrarrawangu, 50, lead singer of indigenous Australian rock group the Warumpi Band.
June 4, 2007: Tom Burns, 75, iconic figure in the Queensland branch of the Australian Labor Party and onetime deputy premier of Queensland.
May 30, 2007: Jean-Claude Brialy, 74, pioneering star of French New Wave cinema in the 1950s and 60s. His films included Le Beau Serge, Le Genou de Claire and Une Femme Est une Femme.
May 6, 2007: Sue Becker, 79, pioneering Australian TV fitness guru, of cancer. Becker went on to host British television's Boomph with Becker program and, in later years, she become a talkback radio host in Tasmania.
May 6, 2007: Alvin Batiste, 70+, US clarinetist who played with, and taught, many jazz greats and toured with Ray Charles.
April 11, 2007: Roscoe Lee Browne, 81, Emmy award-winning actor whose credits included Julius Caesar and The Blacks on the stage, All in the Family, Soap and The Cosby Show on television, and the films Topaz, The Cowboys and Babe.
March 6, 2007: Jean Baudrillard, 77, French philosopher and critic. He gained attention in recent years by claiming that the 1991 Gulf War "did not take place", as it was mainly experienced as a television event. His ideas were brought to popular attention through the film The Matrix, which features a copy of his book Simulacra and Simulation.
February 24, 2007: Herman Brix, 100, Olympic shot-put champ and actor also known as Bruce Bennett who played Tarzan on film in the 1930s. He also appeared in the 1948 film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and several early television shows.
February 22, 2007: Lothar-Guenther Buchheim, 89, German author of the celebrated war novel Das Boot. He was also an artist, art collector and director of his own museum of pre-war Expressionist paintings.
February 19, 2007: Janet Blair, 85, US star of 1940s film musicals including My Sister Eileen, Broadway and The Fabulous Dorseys.
February 15, 2007: Robert Adler, 93, prolific inventor who won an Emmy for his role in devising the television remote control.
January 27, 2007: Marcheline Bertrand, 56, US actress and mother of Angelina Jolie, of cancer.
January 27, 2007: Tige Andrews, 86, US actor best known for playing the commander of three hip young detectives in the 1960s-70s TV series Mod Squad. He also worked on stage and appeared in the film Mister Roberts.
January 13, 2007: Michael Brecker, 57, US saxophonist, of leukaemia. Brecker worked with a who's who of pop and jazz, including Herbie Hancock, James Taylor, Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell. Performing as the Brecker Brothers with his sibling Randy, he played on Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run album.
December 2, 2006: Fernando Alvarez, Spanish-born pioneer of equine theatre in Australia, of cancer.