As the year draws to a close, it is time to remember the figures from the worlds of arts and entertainment figures who died in 2018. Here is a look back at some of those we said farewell to.
Superman actress Margot Kidder left us the same month we said goodbye to two American literary greats. Philip Roth was the author of Portnoy's Complaint, American Pastoral and many other novels, while Tom Wolfe gave us The Right Stuff, The Bonfire of the Vanities and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.
Fans also paid tribute to US rapper XXXTentacion - real name Jahseh Onfroy - after he was shot and killed in Florida at the age of 20.
Others to leave us included Colditz actor Bernard Hepton, Crossroads and The Archers actress Carolyn Jones, Stig of the Dump author Clive King, composer Oliver Knussen, French film-maker Claude Lanzmann, cinematographer Robby Muller, Alexander McQueen muse Annabelle Neilson and musician Richard Swift.
There was also radio silence for Adrian Cronauer, the US DJ who inspired Robin Williams' character in Good Morning, Vietnam.
We also said goodbye to Heartbeat actor Peter Benson, Carry On actress Liz Fraser, Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz, Morecambe and Wise choreographer Ernest Maxin, US rapper Mac Miller, It'll Be Alright on the Night host Denis Norden, Blake's 7 star Jacqueline Pearce and Dudley Sutton, who played Tinker in Lovejoy.
We also said farewell to director Nicolas Roeg, Beverley Sisters twin Babs Beverley, Vicar of Dibley actor John Bluthal, Hong Kong film mogul Raymond Chow, screenwriter William Goldman, US magician and actor Ricky Jay, SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg, Love Story composer Francis Lai, boy band member Devin Lima, Electric Light Orchestra cellist Hugh McDowell and stuntwoman Kitty O'Neil.