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We lost a lot of people last year, including family and friends. But the list of notable names shows that many of those who shaped not only our lives, but the 20th Century itself, are reaching that sort of age where they are dying off at a distressing rate.

The great, the good, the others, gone in 2012:

Photographer Eve Arnold

Association Footballer Gary Ablett (to distinguish him from the AFL star)

Bob Holness

James and Bobby Purify's Robert Dickey

Strictly Come Dancing creator Richard Hopkins

Rugby Union player Selorm Kuadey

Soul musician Jimmy Castor

Johnny Otis

Etta James

Film-maker Theo Angelopoulos

Nicol Williamson

Colin Tarrant (The Bill)

'Soul Train' creator Don Cornelius

Angelo Dundee

Artist Dorothea Tanning

Artist Mike Kelley

Ben Gazzara

Nigel Doughty

Bill Hinzman

Racehorse trainer Josh Gifford

Whitney Houston

Actor David Kelly

James Whitaker

Dory Previn

Michael Davis of the MC5

Marie Colvin of the Sunday Times

Frank Carson

Ken Goodwin

Actor Peter Halliday

Trumpet player Maurice André

Davy Jones

PC David Rathband

Paul McBride QC

Ronnie Montrose

Norman St John Stevas

Philip Madoc

Robert Sherman, film composer

West Indies Cricketer Runako Morton

Trammps singer Jimmy Ellis

Tubeway Army's Ced Sharpley

Rugby Union player Merv Davies

Chaleo Yoovidhya, creator of Red Bull

The King of Tonga

AFL player Jim Stynes

The Coptic Pope

Jamaican DJ King Stitt

Jocky Wilson

Boxing broadcaster Bert Sugar

Politician Tony Newton

Earl Scruggs

Novelist Harry Crews

Footballer Giorgio Chinaglia

Footballer Barry Kitchener

Jim Marshall

Broadcaster and Journalist Mike Wallace

Resistance hero Raymond Aubrac

Former Cardiff manager Eddie May

Dick Clark

Men At Work's Greg Ham

Levon Helm

Burt Weedon

Politician Jack Ashley

Charles 'Tex' Colson, one of Nixon's dirty-tricksters

Flying Burrito Brother Chris Ethridge

Boxer Terry Spinks

Thomas Marth, the sax player from the Killers

Swimmer Alexander Dale Oen

Junior Seau

Skatalites' bassman Lloyd Brevett

Adam Yauch

Skip Pitts

Maurice Sendak

Vidal Sassoon

Carroll Shelby

Donald 'Duck' Dunn

Speedway rider Lee Richardson

Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes

Donna Summer

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Crowded House's Peter Jones

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi

Robin Gibb

Eugene J.Polley, inventor of the remote control

Johnny Tapia

Doc Watson

Actress Kathryn Joosten

Actor Richard Dawson

Herb Reed, founder of The Platters

Ray Bradbury

Dr John Horder

Villarreal coach Manuel Preciado

Jermain Defoe's Dad

Bob Welch of Fleetwood Mac

Goalkeeper Gordon West

Teofilo Stevenson

Henry Hill

Rodney King

Jazz musician Abram Wilson

Journalist Danny Fullbrook

Cricketer Tom Maynard

Brian Hibbard of The Flying Pickets

Victor Spinetti

Footballer Teddy Scott

Actress Caroline John

Footballer Alan McDonald

Lonesome George (Ancient Galapagos Tortoise)

Nora Ephron

Sergio Pininfarina

Eric Sykes

James Grout

Andy Griffith

Ernest Borgnine

Lol Coxhill

Footballer Joe McBride

Richard D.Zanuck

Actress Celeste Holm

Jon Lord

Kitty Wells

Funk Brother Bob Babbitt

Sir Alastair Burnet

Angharad Rees

Simon Ward

Sally Ride, first US woman to fly in space

Writer Frank Pierson

Actress Mary Tamm, followed shortly after by her husband Marcus Ringrose

Referee Jack Taylor

David Barby (Bargain Hunt)

Geoffrey Hughes

Maeve Binchy

Derek Scott, Tony Blair's economic adviser

Gore Vidal

Speedway promoter John Berry

Gary and Dawn Barlow's baby delivered stillborn

Critic Robert Hughes

Bernard Lovell

Marvin Hamlisch

Mark O'Donnell, who co-wrote the musicals Hairspray and Cry Baby

Mel Stuart, film director

Special effects artist Carlo Rambaldi

Sid Waddell

Boxer Michael Dokes

Author Helen Gurley Brown

Politician Alf Morris

Harry Harrison

Winnie Johnson, mother of Moors Murder victim Keith Bennett

Songwriter Scott McKenzie

Film director Tony Scott

Phyllis Diller

Nina Bawden

Jerry Nelson (The Count from Sesame Street)

Neil Armstrong

Louise Clarke (Pan's People)

Sir Rhodes Boyson

Max Bygraves

Hal David

Cult leader Sun Myung Moon

Michael Clarke Duncan

Starship guitarist Mark Abrahamian

John Lawrence, 2nd Baron Oaksey, jockey and BBC Racing commentator

Joe South

Lillian Lopez, founder of disco giants Odyssey

Terry Nutkins

Bill Moggridge, inventor of the laptop computer

Footballer Ron Tindall

Ron Taylor, Jaws camerman

Derek Jameson

Prof. Sid Watkins

Rugby Union player Nevin Spence

Journalist Brian Woolnough

Top Of The Pops producer Michael Hurll

BBC Education correspondent Mike Baker

Boxer Corrie Sanders

Jacques Antoine, creator of The Crystal Maze and Treasure Hunt

Commander Bill King

Sam the Record Man

John Bond, Footballer and Manager

Andy Williams

Herbert Lom

Soul singer Frank Wilson

Big Jim Sullivan

Lou Kenton, the International Brigade's last surviving British member

Cricketer Kevin Curran

Prince of Sealand Roy Bates

Actor Alex Karras (Mongo)

Footballer Helmut Haller

Actor John Clive

Jerry Lee Lewis bandmember B.B.Cunningham Jr

Sylvia Kristel

Politician George McGovern

TV Presenter Mike Morris

Emanuel Steward

Terry Callier

Composer Hans Werner Henze

Composer Elliott Carter

Voice of the Speaking Clock, Brian Cobby

Clive Dunn

Bill Tarmey

Sir Rex Hunt, former governor of The Falklands

Joe Egan

Fuzzbox guitarist Jo Dunne

Sir Alastair Burnet

Larry Hagman

Bryce Courtenay

Boxer Hector Camacho

Football coach Dave Sexton

Dinah Sheridan

Chris Stamp, the original manager of The Who

Footballer Mitchell Cole

Rupert Murdoch's mother, Elizabeth

Dave Brubeck

Oscar Niemeyer

Major General Tony Deane-Drummond

Dundee United legend Doug Smith

Huw Lloyd Langton

Ian Campbell, folk musician and father of UB40's Campbell brothers

Sir Patrick Moore

Bicycle designer Alex Moulton

Ravi Shankar

Barcode inventor Norman Joseph Woodland

Kenneth Kendall

Ministry guitarist Mike Scaccia

Jack Klugman

Charles Durning

Composer Richard Rodney Bennett

Gerry Anderson

Fontella Bass

General Norman Schwarzkopf

Tony Greig

Singer and broadcaster John Carol Case

William Rees-Mogg

Irvine Patnick MP

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I think we should have a prediction contest for 2013. Everyone could nominate a person from the age bands 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60-70 and then five over-seventies.

Bags Thatcher.


NB: I am joking.

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I think we should have a prediction contest for 2013. Everyone could nominate a person from the age bands 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60-70 and then five over-seventies.

Bags Thatcher.


NB: I am joking.

Granted you are joking but there is actually a twisted website that does just this and has their own league etc, :O:angry:

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