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.
January 17, 2014: Suchitra Sen, 82, actress often referred to as "India's Greta Garbo", because she quit at the height of her career. She starred in 57 Bengali and seven Hindi films.
January 16, 2014: Dave Madden, 82, canadian actor best known as band manager Reuben Kincaid in The Partridge Family. he was also a regular on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, appeared in Sabrina, The Teenage Witch and wrote memoirs.
January 16, 2014: Roger Lloyd-Pack, 69, British character actor who played Trigger in the long-running sitcom Only Fools and Horses, and also appeared in The Vicar of Dibley, and the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
January 11, 2014: Ariel Sharon, 85, 11th prime minister of Israel, born Ariel Scheinermann, who died after a long period in a coma following a stroke.
January 5, 2014: Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, 71, Portuguese footballer regarded as one of the game's greatest players.
January 3, 2014: Phil Everly, 74, US musician who with brother Don formed The Everly Brothers. Their hits included Bye Bye Love, Cathy's Clown, All I Have to do is Dream, and Wake Up Little Suzie.
December 31, 2013: John Fortune, 74, British satirist and comedian best known for his collaborations with John Bird and Rory Bremner.