June 23, 2014: Felix Dennis, 67, British publisher who became notorious in the 1960s when he edited the counter-culture magazine Oz and was charged with conspiracy to corrupt public morals. He and his co-defendants were acquitted. He went on to build up an empire that included Maxim and The Week.
June 11, 2014: Ruby Dee, 91, American actress, writer and activist best known for the 1960 film A Raisin in the Sun.
June 1, 2014: Ann B. Davis, 88, US actress best known for playing Alice the housekeeper in the popular 1970s TV series The Brady Brunch and its spin-offs.
February 12, 2014: Sid Caesar, 91, American comedian and saxophonist best known for his television series Your Show of Shows, which launched many comedic talents, includig Carl Reiner, Imogene Coca, Larry Gelbart,Neil Simon and Mel Brooks.
October 23, 2013: Manna Dey, 94, popular Indian singer. Born Prabodh Chandra Dey, he performed songs in Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi and Bhojpuri.
October 17, 2013: Felix Dennis, 52, Jamaican-British comedian and actor, of cancer. He appeared in The Real McCoy, The Fast Show, Absolutely Fabulous and Citizen Khan. He also performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
October 10, 2013: Scott Carpenter, 88, US astronaut who was the second American to orbit the Earth, and the fourth in space. He also worked on the Sealab underwater exploratory mission and became an executive at NASA.
October 2, 2013: Tom Clancy, 66, US author of bestselling espionage thrillers including The Hunt for Red October, The Sum of All Fears, Patriot Games, Debt of Honour, and Clear and Present Danger. His best-known character was CIA agent,and later US president, Jack Ryan.
September 20, 2013: Carolyn Cassady, 90, US artist who was associated with the so-called "Beat Generation", along with her husband Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac.
September 12, 2013: Ray Dolby, 80, US audio engineer who invented the almost-ubiquitous Dolby noise-reduction system. He also played a role in inventing video tape recording.
July 26, 2013: JJ Cale, 74, US singer-songwriter best known for the hits Cocaine, After Midnight and Crazy Mama.
May 8, 2013: Jeanne Cooper, 84, US actress who played Katherine Chancellor on long-running soap opera The Young and the Restless.
April 2?, 2013: Deanna Durbin, 91, Canadian actress and singer who started performing as a teenager. She was the highest-paid Hollywood star in the late 1940s. Her films included Three Smart Girls, Mad About Music and That Certain Age. In 1949, she quit at the height of her career and moved to rural France.
March 6, 2013: Charles Thomas "Stompin' Tom" Connors, 77, Canadian singer-songwriter.
February 21, 2013: Ray Cusick, 84, British designer who devised the look of the Daleks for the BBC TV series Doctor Who.
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.
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 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.
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 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 20, 2012: Phyllis Diller, 95, US standup comic, musician, and TV and film actress who paved the way for women on the comedy circuit. She appeared alongside Bob Hope in the films Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! and Eight on the Lam. She was also in the 1961 film Splendor in the Grass and voiced a character in the 1998 animated movie A Bug's Life.
July 27, 2012: Darryl Cotton, 62, Australian singer who gained fame with the band Zoot and as a solo performer, of cancer. He also wrote songs for Olivia Newton John and Shaun Cassidy, hosted a children's television program and acted in the soap opera The Young Doctors. Right up until his death, he was touring with musicians Russell Morris and Jim Keays.
July 16, 2012: Stephen Covey, 79, US author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. In 1996, he was named one of Time magazine's 25 most influential Americans.
June 2, 2012: Richard Dawson, 79, British actor, born Colin Lionel Emm, best know for his role as Newkirk in the World War II POW camp comedy Hogan's Heroes and as host of the game show Family Feud.
May 13, 2012: Donald 'Duck' Dunn, 70, bass player with Booker T and the MGs, who played himself in the cult comedy film The Blues Brothers.
April 18, 2012: Dick Clark, 82, US television star, entertainment entrepreneur and pop-culture icon. He hosted Bandstand in the 1950s and hosted the annual New Year's Eve celebrations from New York for decades.
February 22, 2012: Frank Carson, 85, Belfast-born comedian who was a popular figure on the stage and small screen in the United Kingdom and Ireland.