April 23, 2012: Richie Havens, 72, US singer-songwriter-guitarist best remembered as one of the standouts of the Woodstock festival.
March 29, 2013: Richard Griffiths, 65, British stage and screen actor, best known for The History Boys, the Pie In the Sky TV series, the Harry Potter movies, Withnail & I and Naked Gun 2 1/2.
March 2, 2013: Peter Harvey, 68, Australian journalist who covered the Vietnam war for Newsweek and won awards at The Guardian, but was best remembered as the Nine network's Canberra correspondent and, later for his role reading viewers' mail on Australia's version of 60 Minutes.
February 18, 2013: Elspet Jean Gray, 83, British actress best known for her roles in the TV series Solo and Catweazle. She also had parts in Fawlty Towers, The Black Adder, Doctor Who and the film Four Weddings and a Funeral. With her husband, Brian Rix, she was deeply involved in charity work, especially with people with Down syndrome.
February 3, 2013: Peter Gilmore, 82, German-born British actor best known for playing shipping magnate James Onedin in the long-running TV series The Onedin Line. He also appeared in Doctor Who, Ivanhoe and the movie Carry On Henry.
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.
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.
August 19, 2012: Celeste Holm, 95, US stage and screen actress who won an Academy Award for Gentleman's Agreement. She also starred in High Society and All About Eve and played Ado Annie in the Broadway production of Oklahoma!
August 15, 2012: Harry Harrison, 87, US sci-fi author and illustrator best known for his Stainless Steel Rat and Deathworld series, and the story Make Room! Make Room!, which became the film Soylent Green. He also worked in the Flash Gordon comic strip, and collaborated with writer Brian Aldiss.
August 7, 2012: Marvin Hamlisch, 68, US composer and musician best known for adapting the music of Scott Joplin for the film The Sting, and composing the musical A Chorus Line.
August 6, 2012: Robert Hughes, 74, Australian art critic, television documentary maker and author whose books included The Shock of the New, The Fatal Shore.
July, 2012: Jonathan Hardy, 62, New Zealand-born Australian Jonathan Hardy actor who became known to an international TV audience by voicing the character Rygel XVI in the sci-fi series Farscape. He also appeared in the films Mad Max, The Adventures of Barry McKenzie and Moulin Rogue and was a heart transplant survivor.
July 27, 2012: Geoffrey Hughes, 68, British actor best known for playing Onslow on sitcom Keeping Up Appearances, Vernon Scripps in drama Hearbeat, and Eddie Yates in soap opera Coronation Street.
July 24, 2012: Sherman Hemsley, 74, US actor who starred as patriarch George in the 1970s series The Jeffersons, a spinoff from All in the Family.
July 15, 2012: Celeste Holm, 95, US stage and screen actress who starred in Oklahoma! on Broadway before winning an Oscar for Gentleman's Agreement. She starred in All About Eve, The Tender Trap and High Society, and was a member of the Save the Theatres Committee trying to stop the demolition of old theatres in New York.
Juy 3, 2012: Andy Griffith, 86, US stage and screen actor, raconteur and singer who starred in the hit television sitcom The Andy Griffith Show in the 1960s and the legal drama Matlock in the 1980s and 1990s.
June 27,2012: Don Grady, 68, US child actor and musician, born Don Louis Agrati, who began as a Mousketeer on The Mickey Mouse Club and starred as eldest brother Robbie in My Three Sons. He later played in the bands Geef and The Yellow Balloon, and wrote the music for the film Switch and the theme for The Phil Donahue Show.
June 12, 2012: Henry Hill, 69, US Mafia turncoat whose story was told in the film Goodfellas, after a long illness. Hill spent many years in the witness protection scheme but was thrown out because he couldn't stay out of trouble.
May 20, 2012: Robin Gibb, 62, British-Australian pop star who rose to global fame during the disco era as a member of the Bee Gees, along with his brothers Maurice and Barry. Their hits included Spicks and Specks, Stayin' Alive and Night Fever.
April 29, 2012: Jack Gerson, 83, Scottish author and television screenwriter who wrote for the popular police procedural series Z Cars, as well as The Omega Factor, This Man Craig and Sutherland’s Law.
April 21, 2012: Charles Higham, 81, British-born, US-based writer and celebrity biographer among whose many works were controversial books claiming Errol Flynn was a Nazi spy and that Cary Grant as a wife-beating closeted homosexual.
April 19, 2012; Levon Helm, 71, US musician and actor who was the drummer with The Band.
April 19, 2012: Greg Ham, 58, flautist with Australian pop band Men at Work. He also appeared on the short-lived 1980s TV comedy While You're Down There.
March 12, 2012: Michael Hossack, 65, drummer with US band the Doobie Brothers, of cancer.
February 11, 2012: Whitney Houston, 48, US singer who had sold more than 170 million albums and won multiple Grammy awards. She also starred in the hit film The Bodyguard.
February 3, 2012: Ben Gazzara, 81, US stage and screen actor most famous for his collaborations with film director John Cassavetes. His work included the TV series Run for Your Life, and the films Husbands, If It's Tuesday It Must Be Belgium, and Anatomy of a Murder.
January 26, 2012: Robert Hegyes, 60, US actor best known for playing nerd Epstein in the TV series Welcome Back, Kotter.
January 5, 2012: Bob Holness, 83, British actor and broadcaster who helmed the quiz show Blockbusters for many years. He did not, as urban legend had it, play the saxophone part on Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street.
December 24, Johannes Heesters, 108, Dutch entertainer who became a favourite in Germany but not in his homeland because of his association with the Nazis in the 1930s. His films included Die Leuchter des Kaisers and Das Hofkonzert.
December 18, 2011: Václav Havel, 75, Czech poet and playwright who became president of the Czech Republic in 1993 after the separation of Czechoslovakia.