R.I.P. Bob Hoskins

Julius Quasar
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4:21 PM - Apr 30, 2014 #1

British actor Bob Hoskins, whose varied career ranged from "Mona Lisa" to "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," has died aged 71.

A family statement released Wednesday by publicist Clair Dobbs said Hoskins died in a hospital after a bout of pneumonia.

His wife Linda and children Alex, Sarah, Rosa and Jack, said: "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob."

A versatile character actor capable of menace, poignancy and Cockney charm, Hoskins appeared in some of the most acclaimed British films of the past few decades, including gangster classic "The Long Good Friday."

In 2012 Hoskins announced that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and was retiring from acting.

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6:18 AM - May 01, 2014 #2

Oh wow, he was a pretty good actor. Rest in Peace and remember, MAKE 'EM LAUGH!
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6:20 AM - May 14, 2014 #3

Sorry to double post, but I think people might want to read this before the topic is lost. I read an article on him. I found out there is a movie he played in that he HATED and REGRETTED because he felt the film started his downward spiral.

Movies prior to the one he did won him oscars, but after said movie...he felt he fell into a rutt.

That movie........I hate saying this because I absolutely LOVE this movie.........."Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"

It is true, i've looked into it. Cause the next film he was in was "Super Mario Brothers"......and we all know how that went.

Poor guy.
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7:03 AM - May 14, 2014 #4

Awwwww, that's sad. I love those movies too, sucks that he hated them.
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