1.) Anita Ekberg
Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg was a Swedish-Italian actress, model, and sex symbol. She is best known for her role as Sylvia in the Federico Fellini film La Dolce Vita. The scene of her cavorting in Rome’s Trevi Fountain has been called “one of cinema’s most iconic moments.
2.) Ben E King
Stand By Me singer Ben E King died at the end of April aged 76.
3.) Bobbi Kristine Brown
Bobbi Kristina “Krissy” Brown was an American reality television and media personality, singer, and actress. She was the daughter of singers Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston. She passed away in August at the age of 22, eight months after she was found at home in unfortunately similar circumstances to her mother. She had been in a come throughout this time and sadly never regained consciousness.
4.) Cilla Black
TV presenter, singer and UK “national treasure” Cilla Black died aged 72 in August at her holiday home in Spain.
5.) Jackie Collins
Jackie Collins, who sold more than 500 million novels in some 40 countries in her four decades-long career as a writer of raunchy female fiction, died of breast cancer in September, aged 77.
6.) Leonard Nimoy
Actor Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing Mr Spock in Star Trek, died in February of 2015, aged 83.
7.) Maureen O’Hara
Maureen O’Hara was an Irish-born American actress and singer. The famously red-headed O’Hara was known for her beauty and playing fiercely passionate but sensible heroines, often in westerns and adventure films.
8.) Sir Christopher Lee
Sir Christopher Lee died in June, aged 93, had appeared in a string of horror films and played a Bond villain in The Man With The Golden Gun before enjoying a career renaissance playing Saruman in the Lord Of The Rings films.
9.) Sir Terry Pratchett
Best-selling fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett died in March aged 66 after a very public struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.
10.) Wes Craven
The affable Nightmare On Elm Street director Wes Craven died in August, aged 76.