Kofi Anan (80). Ghana-born diplomat; United Nations secretary general from 1997 to 2006. He won the Nobel peace prize in 2001.
Avicii (28). Swedish DJ and producer. Charles Aznavour (94). Armenianborn French singer and songwriter who wrote more than 1 000 songs; his 1974 English hit was She.
Marty Balin (76). American musician; key figure in Jefferson Airplane and later Jefferson Starship. Trevor Bayliss (80). Inventor of the
Bernardo Bertolucci (77). Italian director, famous for Last Tango in Paris (1972) and The Last Emperor (1987).
Anthony Bourdain (61). Celebrity chef, writer and documentarymaker; his final series was Parts Unknown.
Barbara Bush (92). Wife of the 41st
president of the United States. George HW Bush (94). Forty-first president of the United States; he presided over the first Gulf War. Fidel Ángel Castro Díaz-balart (68). Fidel Castro’s son; he became a scientist.
Dennis Edwards (74). Singer in soul band The Temptations; he was on their hit Papa Was a Rolling Stone (1972).
Aretha Franklin (76). The Queen of Soul, she was the most powerful voice in 1960s and early-1970s music. Winner of 18 Grammies, her songs included Respect, Think and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.
Lewis Gilbert (97). British film director of Alfie (1966), Educating Rita (1983) and Shirley Valentine (1989), and three James Bond films, among many others.
Hubert de Givenchy (91). French
William Goldman (87). Novelist and Hollywood scriptwriter; won Oscars for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and All the President’s Men (1976) scripts. His memoir Adventures in the Screen Trade was published in 1983.
Billy Graham (99). American
Roy Hargrove (49). Jazz trumpeter; leader of The RH Factor, winner of two Grammy awards.
Barbara Harris (83). Actor; starred in Nashville (1975) and Family Plot (1976).
Stephen Hawking (76). Scientist and populariser of science; wrote the worldwide bestseller A Brief History of Time (1988).
Tab Hunter (86). US actor, a heartthrob in the 1950s and 1960s; by the 1980s he was gleefully parodying himself in Polyester (1981) and Lust in the Dust (1985).
Sridevi Kapoor (54). Bollywood star
who made more than 300 movies. Jamal Khashoggi (59). Saudi Arabian dissident journalist, resident in US; murdered in Saudi embassy in Istanbul.
Ed King (68). Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist; wrote the hit Sweet Home Alabama.
Margot Kidder (69). Actor who played Lois Lane in several Superman movies.
Charles Krauthammer (68). US political punter and columnist.
Stan Lee (95). Creator and publisher
of a host of comic-book characters and superheroes, he led Marvel Comics from 1941 to 2010.
John Mahoney (77). Actor; known for his role as the dad in long-running TV sitcom Frasier.
John Mccain (81). US war hero, captive in Vietnam from 1967 to 1973; later a Republican congressman and senator for Arizona.
Mac Miller (26). American rapper and
Dolores O’riordan (46). Cranberries
Burt Reynolds (82). US actor and sex symbol; had a hit with Deliverance (1972) and another with Smokey and the Bandit (1977).
Philip Roth (85). US novelist and author of more than 30 books. His first big success was Portnoy’s Complaint (1969); he followed it with highly regarded works such as
The Ghost Writer (1979), Sabbath’s Theatre (1995) and The Plot Against
America (2004). He won all the prizes.
Scientist and writer Stephen Hawking (above) and Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin (right) both died at age 76Nicolas RoegPete ShelleyNancy SinatraNeil SimonMark E SmithVerneMort WalkerNancy WilsonTom Wolfe