Hollywood and the entertainment industry said goodbye to a number of notables in 2012, from the well-known to those who toiled behind the scenes.
Pop diva Whitney Houston, TV star Larry Hagman, screenwriter Nora Ephron and author Ray Bradbury were among tthe most famous of those who passed away, but many others left their mark as well.
British director movie Tony Scott, critic Andrew Sarris and independent film exeuctive Bingham Ray also died during the past year.
The music industry lost several major names, including singer Andy Williams, Bee-Gees co-founder Robin Gibb, disco queen Donna Summer and Monkees frontman Davy Jones.
Houston, a singer best known for "I Will Always Love You," died in February at the Beverly Hilton on the eve of the Grammys. The singer, who had battled addiction and starred on a reality show with ex-husband Bobby Brown, was found submerged in the bathtub.
Hagman, who starred as corrupt oil baron J.R. Ewing in the long-running TV series "Dallas" years after playing astronaut Tony Nelson on "I Dream of Jeannie," died in November. He was 81.
Ephron, the screenwriter and director behind "Sleepless in Seattle," "You've Got Mail" and "Julie & Julia" died in her native New York at 71 in June.
Beloved author Bradbury, who wrote such classics as "Fahrenheit 451," "The Martian Chronicles," "The Illustrated Man," "Dandelion Wine," and "Something Wicked This Way Comes," died at 91 in June.