Global notable deaths of 2012

From the first man on the Moon, to the man whose followers became known as the Moonies - and from Dallas's JR Ewing to the puppeteer behind Sesame Street's Count von Count - the past 12 months have seen the passing of many well-known figures.

At the end of another year, spend a few minutes looking back at some of the faces - no longer with us - who made their mark on the international stage.

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All images subject to copyright. Photos courtesy Getty Images, AP, PA and Rex Features.

Music by Whitney Houston, Joe South, Andy Williams, The Monkees, Barbra Streisand, the Bee Gees, Donna Summer and KPM Music.

Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 27 December 2012.

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