We take a look back at some of the names in entertainment whose spotlights faded out this year. Granted, this is only a small number of people who passed, but to all those mentioned below and to the seemingly countless other lives lost this year, we thank them for the memories and may they rest in peace.
John Barry (November 3, 1933 - January 30, 2011) - An award-winning composer, Barry scored the soundtrack for 12 of the James Bond films between 1962 and 1987. He also wrote the award-winning scores for Midnight Cowboy, Dances with Wolves and Out of Africa during a career which lasted over 50 years. He won five Academy Awards over his lifetime and his score for Out of Africa is ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the greatest film scores of all-time. Barry died of a heart attack at his home in Oyster Bay.