Anthony Minghella, television and film director and screenwriter, died on 18 March 2008 aged 54.
Russell Johnston, Liberal Democrat MP and Scottish and European politician, died on 27 July 2008 aged 75.
Bashir Ahmad, the first Member of the Scottish Parliament to be either an Asian or a Muslim, died on 6 February 2009 aged 68
Bert Weedon, guitarist and author of the influential Play in a Day manual, died on 20 April 2012 aged 91
Beryl Cook, hugely popular self-taught artist, died on 28 May 2008 aged 81.
Danny La Rue
Danny La Rue, cabaret drag artist and stage star, died on 31 May 2009 aged 81.
Davy Jones, actor and member of 1960s pop band The Monkees, died on 29 February 2012 aged 66
Egon Ronay, Hungarian-born restaurateur, food critic and restaurant guide compiler, died on 12 June 2010 aged (so it is believed) 94.
Eric Sykes, comedy writer, actor and director, died on 4 July 2012 aged 89
Frank Blackmore, inventor of the mini-roundabout, died on 5 June 2008 aged 92.
Frank Carson, Belfast-born stand-up comedian, died on 22 February 2012 aged 85
George MacDonald Fraser
George MacDonald Fraser, author of the Flashman series of Victorian ripping yarns, died on 2 January 2008 aged 82.
Harold Pinter, Nobel Prize-winning playwright, director and actor, died on 24 December 2008 aged 78.
Humphrey Lyttelton, jazz trumpeter, bandleader, broadcaster and journalist, died on 25 April 2008 aged 86.
Ian McColl, football player and manager of the Scottish national team, died on 24 October 2008 aged 81.