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by Nigel M Smith
April 30, 2014 9:15 AM
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British Actor Bob Hoskins Dies at 71

British actor Bob Hoskins ("The Long Good Friday," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit") has died at 71, The Guardian reports. A family statement released by his agent said Hoskins died in a hospital after a bout of pneumonia.

The actor had announced his retirement from acting late in 2011 after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. His last film credit was in "Snow White and the Huntsman."

READ MORE: Bob Hoskins' Last Great Performance

Hoskins was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in Neil Jordan's 1986 drama "Mona Lisa," for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama, and Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival. He also appeared in "Brazil," "Hook" and "Mermaids."

In their statement, his wife, Linda, and children Alex, Sarah, Rosa and Jack said they were "devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob."


  • jingmei | May 2, 2014 8:27 AMReply

    He's a really great actor indeed.

  • Nikky | May 2, 2014 2:46 AMReply

    Oscar nominated Mr. Hoskins had previously announced his retirement from animated films industry after learning about his Parkinson‘s disease. That was really a set back for the animated film industry!!!
    Bob Hoskins | Dies At 71 Cause of Pneumonia

  • David H | April 30, 2014 6:20 PMReply

    You will be missed Mr. Hoskins.

  • Anthony Woods | April 30, 2014 9:30 AMReply

    RIP Bob Hoskins