Remembering Omar Sharif, Batgirl and Yogi Bear's namesake

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Best-selling authors, Hollywood stars, pioneering scientists, and sporting greats - 2015 has seen the death of many internationally familiar figures.

Click play above - and spend a few minutes remembering some of them - and then scroll down to see more.

You can find out about well-known British people who died in 2015 here.

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APJ Abdul Kalam

Served as India's 11th president from 2002 to 2007 and was popularly known as "Missile Man" after pioneering the country's military missile programme.

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Charles Correa

Often described as India's greatest contemporary architect, his eye-catching buildings helped define the country's post-independence architecture.

Pictured is Correa's Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya (Gandhi Memorial Institution) in Ahmedabad - work on the building started in 1958.

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Yevgeny Primakov

Appointed Russia's spy chief in 1991, foreign minister in 1996 and prime minister in 1998.

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Yitzhak Navon

Fifth president of Israel from 1978 to 1983.

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James Horner, Ervin Drake and Michael Masser

Composer James Horner won Oscars for the theme song and score for the film Titanic.

Ervin Drake was a songwriter who composed bittersweet love songs, including Frank Sinatra's It Was a Very Good Year.

Songwriter Michael Masser composed romantic pop ballads including Whitney Houston's Greatest Love of All, and Diana Ross's Touch Me in the Morning.

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Donna Douglas

Actress best known for playing the tomboyish Elly May Clampett in 1960s US sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies.

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Gary Richrath

Guitarist and songwriter for the rock group REO Speedwagon.

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Jack Ely

Lead singer of The Kingsmen, who were best known for the 1960s hit Louie Louie.

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Kurt Masur

Conductor who led the New York Philharmonic for 11 years.

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John Guillermin

Director whose films included The Towering Inferno, Death on the Nile and the 1976 version of King Kong.

(Pictured left, with pipe)

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Samuel Goldwyn Jr

Son of Hollywood mogul Samuel Goldwyn, Samuel Goldwyn Jr produced films in his own right - including Mystic Pizza (1988), and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003).

The photofilm features a selection of global figures who died in 2015. It includes several British-born individuals.

Photofilm by Paul Kerley.

Images from BBC, EPA, AP, Reuters, Getty Images, Rex Features and Alamy.

Music: Lynn Anderson, BB King, Ben E King, Percy Sledge, Ornette Coleman, James Last, Demis Roussos, Silva Screen Records and EMI Production Music.

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