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Actor Bob Hoskins dies aged 71

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posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 12:09 PM
British actor Bob Hoskins, who was best known for roles in The Long Good Friday and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, has died of pneumonia at the age of 71.

Hoskins' agent said he died on Tuesday in hospital, surrounded by family.

The star won a Bafta and was Oscar-nominated in 1987 for crime drama Mona Lisa, in which he starred opposite Sir Michael Caine and Robbie Coltrane.

He announced he was retiring from acting in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

"We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob," added his wife Linda and children Alex, Sarah, Rosa and Jack said in a statement.

"Bob died peacefully at hospital last night surrounded by family, following a bout of pneumonia.

He was one of the great British character actors and will be dearly missed.

RIP Bob.
edit on 30.4.2014 by CJCrawley because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 12:31 PM
Hoskins was cool, very few men will strip nude full frontal on camera to make a joke about being jewish (circumcision), but Hoskins did, he was a true artist, he did what it took.


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