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There is an adage that when you die, you die alone - unless you happen to be a celebrity. International Business Times UK looks back on some of the high-profile deaths of 2011.

While the past year has brought fantastic fortune to some, with the rise of Little Mix, X Factor's first-ever group winners, and the deaths of the most wanted men in the world, Osama Bin Laden and Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, some tragic losses have taken place as well.

Here we pause to remember some of those whose deaths have left a hole in our lives, including Amy Winehouse and Jimmy Savile.

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