The New Year is always a time for reflection and remembrance. So now that Christmas is over, and before the New Year parties begin, let's take a moment to remember all those that the film world lost in 2012.
January 1 - Bob Anderson, English Olympic fencer and film fight choreographer (The Lord of the Rings), 89.
January 6 - Bob Holness, English radio and television presenter (Blockbusters), 83.
January 12 - Reginald Hill, English crime writer (Dalziel and Pascoe), 75.
February 11 - Whitney Houston, American singer and actor (The Bodyguard), 48.
February 12 - David Kelly, Irish actor (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), 82.
March 3 - Ralph McQuarrie, American conceptual designer and illustrator (Star Wars), 82.
March 21 - Antonio 'Tonino' Guerra, Italian poet and screenwriter (Blow-Up), 92.
May 8 - Maurice Sendak, American writer and illustrator (Where The Wild Things Are), 83.
June 5 - Ray Bradbury, American science fiction, mystery and horror writer (Fahrenheit 451), 91.
June 11 - Ann Rutherford, Canadian-American actor (Gone with the Wind), 94.
June 12 - Henry Hill, American mobster, basis for Goodfellas, 69.
June 20 - Andrew Sarris, American film critic, 83.
June 26 - Nora Ephron, American screenwriter and director (Sleepless in Seattle), 71.
July 4 - Eric Sykes, British comedy actor, writer and director (The Goon Show), 89.
July 8 - Ernest Borgnine, American Oscar-winning actor (Marty), 95.
July 13 - Sage Stallone, American actor (Rocky V), 36.
July 13 - Richard D. Zanuck, American film producer (Jaws), 77.
July 22 - Frank Pierson, American film director (A Star Is Born) and screenwriter (Cool Hand Luke), 87.
July 29 - Chris Marker, French film-maker (La Jetee), 91.
July 31 - Gore Vidal, American author, playwright, screenwriter (Caligula) and political commentator, 86.
August 6 - Mark O'Donnell American playwright (Hairspray, Cry-Baby), 56.
August 9 - Mel Stuart, American film and TV director (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory), 83.
August 10 - Carlo Rimbaldi, Italian special effects artist (E.T.), 86.
August 19 - Tony Scott, British film director (Top Gun), 68.
September 3 - Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor (The Green Mile), 54.
September 27 - Herbert Lom, Czech-born British actor (The Ladykillers), 95.
October 14 - John Clive, British character actor (The Italian Job), 79.
October 17 - Sylvia Kristel, Dutch actor (Emmanuelle), 60.
October 22 - Russell Means, Oglala Sioux activist and actor (The Last of the Mohicans), 72.
November 6 - Clive Dunn, British actor (Dad's Army), 92.
November 7 - Richard Robbins, American film composer (A Room With A View), 71.
November 23 - Larry Hagman, American film and TV actor (Dallas), 81.
December 24 - Charles Durning, American actor (The Sting), 89.
December 26 - Gerry Anderson, English producer, director and writer (Thunderbirds), 83.