Bob Hoskins: 1942-2014
Bob Hoskins has died at the age of 71, his agent has revealed.
The actor Bob Hoskins has died, at the age of 71. The news was broken by his agent, revealing that Hoskins had been suffering from pneumonia. Hoskins had retired from acting last August, following a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease the year before.
He leaves behind an incredible body of work, including many of our favourites. Few will forget the mark he left on films such as The Long Good Friday, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Brazil and Mona Lisa. Even in lesser films, Hoskins could be relied on to bring something worth handing over the admission money for. Even Super Mario Bros, a film that Hoskins himself hated.
He dabbled in directing too, with the features The Raggedy Rawney and Rainbow.
Hoskins' final film was Snow White And The Huntsman. He is survived by his wife and four children. Our thoughts are very much with his friends and family at what must be a terrible time.
Rest in peace sir.