July 31, 2014: Kenny Ireland, 68, Scottish stage and screen actor most recently known for his part in the British sitcom Benidorm. He spent 10 years as artistic director of the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh.
January 16, 2014: Russell Johnson, 89, US actor best known as The Professor (who was almost never referred to by the character's real name, Roy Hinckley) in the 1960s sitcom Gilligan's Island.
September 16, 2013: Joyce Jacobs, 91, British-born Australian actress best known as Esme Watson on the long-running television soap opera A Country Practice.
May 18, 2013: Penne Hackforth-Jones, 64, Australian actress who starred in TV series and films ranging from Bellbird, Riptide and Mother and Son to Muriel's Wedding.
April 26, 2013: George Jones, 82, US country singer whose hits included Golden Ring, We're Gonna Hold On, and She Thinks I Still care. He was, perhaps, better known for his hard drinking - he once rode a lawnmower 12 miles to get to a liquor store - and his marriage to country superstar Tammy Wynette.
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.
June 5, 2012: Caroline John, 72, British stage and actress who played companion LIz Shaw alongside Jon Pertwee's third Doctor in the long-running science-fiction TV series Doctor Who. She also performed in Midsomer Murders and Silent Witness, and on stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
June 2, 2012: Kathryn Joosten, 72, US actress best known for her role as the meddling neighbour in Desperate Housewives. The former nurse also appeared on Scrubs, The West Wing and General Hospital.
February 29, 2012: Davy Jones, 66, British singer and actor, of a heart attack. After appearing in Coronation Street and Z Cars, and training briefly as a jockey, he gained global fame as lead singer of the "pre-fab four" The Monkees, a US pop group created for a television show. Their hits included Last Train to Clarksville, I'm a Believer and Daydream Believer.
January 20, 2012: Etta James, 73, US R&B and blues singer whose hits included At Last, I'd Rather Go Blind and Tell Mama.
October 5, 2011: Steve Jobs, 56, US entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Computers. Jobs was a visionary who first built and then revitalised his own company and revolutionised personal technology with such products as the Macintosh computer, iPod, iPhone and iPad, and had a hand in the success of the Pixar animation company.
October 5, 2011: Bert Jansch, 67, Scottish folk musician, of cancer. Known for his distinctive guitar playing, he had a long and successful career both as a solo artist and with the band Pentangle.
September 19, 2011: Johnny James, former Brisbane, Australia radio announcer with stations 4BC and 4BH.
September 13, 2011: David Jull, 66, Australian politician and former radio and TV presenter, newsreader and executive.
May 25, 2011: Terry Jenner, 66, Australian test cricketer and commentator who was a mentor to spin bowler Shane Warne.
March 4, 2011: Charles Jarrott, 83, British film and television director of Anne of a Thousand Days fame.
February 5, 2011: Brian Jacques, 71 British children's author best known for his 21-book Redwall series.
January 15, 2011: Harvey James, 58, musician with popular 1970s Australian band Sherbet, of cancer. He also played with bands Ariel and Mississippi.
February 18, 2010: Lionel Jeffries, 83, British actor whose films included St Trinian's. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Trials of Oscar Wilde and The Nun's Story. He appeared in the TV series Woof!, Inspector Morse and Tom, Dick and Harriet, and directed films including The Railway Children, Wombling Free and The Water Babies.
December 17, 2009: Jennifer Jones, 90, US actress born Phylis Lee Isley, who starred in films including The Song of Bernadette, Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing and Farewell to Arms.
June 25, 2009: Michael Jackson, 50, US singer dubbed the King of Pop. He was rushed to hospital with a suspected heart attack and could not be revived. Jackson had a string of hits with the Jackson 5 in the 1970s before launching a spectacular solo career, relaeasing many multimillion-selling albums including Thriller and Bad.
March 9, 2008: Maurice Jarre, 84, Oscar-winning composer whose film scores included Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago.
February 5, 2009: Lux Interior, 62, frontman with US punk band The Cramps, from a heart condition. Born Erick Lee Purkhiser, he formed the group in 1973 with his wife Poison Ivy, and took his stage name from a phrase in a car brochure.
December 12, 2008: Van Johnson, 92, US movie star whose films included The Caine Mutiny, Battleground, A Guy Named Joe and Brigadoon.
July 9, 2008: Charles Joffe, 78, US producer who worked alongside Jack Rollins and director Woody Allen, and won an Oscar for Annie Hall.
April 14, 2008: Ollie Johnston, 95, US animator who was the last of Walt Disney's "Nine Old Men" who helped create the studio's classic films, including Bambi, Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and The Aristocats.
October 23, 2007: John Ilhan, 42, Australian Turkish businessman who became a multi-millionaire building the Crazy John's mobile phone retail chain. He died suddenly, while walking, of a suspected heart attack. The Times
September 30, 2007: Milan Jelic, 51, president of Bosnia's Serb Republic, of a heart attack.
September 16, 2007: Robert Jordan, 58, US author of the Wheel of Time fantasy series, of a rare blood disease.