2012 saw the loss of many bright, special talents.

From pop diva of her generation Whitney Houston to 'Coronation Street' favourite Bill Tarmey, we said goodbye to a host of stars from the worlds of TV, music and film.

As the year draws to a close, we remember those to whom we bid farewell...

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  • Voice Of Her Generation, Whitney Houston

  • Green Mile Star Michael Clarke Duncan

  • Comedy Queen Phyllis Diller

  • Jon Lord, of Deep Purple

  • Director Tony Scott

  • 'Coronation Street' favourite Bill Tarmey

  • Hollywood Legend Ernest Borgnine

  • Robin Gibb (here with his wife Dana)

  • Disco Queen Donna Summer

  • Screenwriter Nora Ephron

  • Monkee Davy Jones

  • Beastie Boy Adam Yauch

  • Blues Diva Etta James

  • Geoffrey Hughes, TV favourite

  • Smiling Crooner Andy Williams

  • Sitar Guru Ravi Shankar

  • Oscar-Winning Composer Marvin Hamlisch

  • Everyone's Favourite TV Villain, Larry Hagman

  • Jazz Great Dave Brubeck

  • 'The Big Liebowski' Star Ben Gazzara

  • Burt Bacharach's Creative Partner Hal David

  • Favourite Character Actor Charles Durning

  • 'Quincy', 'The Odd Couple' Star Jack Klugman

  • 'Thunderbirds' Creator Gerry Anderson

  • Moon Gazer Sir Patrick Moore

  • Newsreader Kenneth Kendall

  • 'Dad's Army' Star Clive Dunn

  • Dinah Sheridan, Star Of 'Railway Children' And 'Genevieve'

  • Comedic Actor Eric Sykes

  • Sage Stallone, Actor And Son Of Sylvester

  • Entertainer Sir Max Bygraves

  • Newsreader Sir Alastair Burnet

  • Actor Simon Ward

  • Actress Angharad Rees

  • All-Round Pundit Gore Vidal

  • Actor Philip Madoc

  • Comic Frank Carson

  • Quizmaster Bob Holness

  • 'The Bill' Actor Colin Tarrant