2011's fallen stars

Hollywood greats, music heroes and the creators of comedy gold - the past 12 months have seen the loss of many famous faces from the worlds of entertainment and the arts.

From Dame Elizabeth Taylor to Amy Winehouse, Sir Jimmy Savile to Pete Postlethwaite, take a nostalgic look back and celebrate their lives.

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Includes the music of John Barry, Andrew Gold, Billie Jo Spears, The Walker Brothers, Gerry Rafferty and Amy Winehouse courtesy KPM Music.

Images courtesy Getty Images, PA, AP, Reuters and Rex Features.

With thanks to John Murray Publishers (Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor), the Skelton family (Roy Skelton) and tpmckenna.com (T P McKenna).

All audio and images subject to copyright. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley and Natasha Gr√ľneberg. Publication date 28 December 2011.

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