Bob Hoskins, One of Britain’s Most Respected Actors, Dies of Pneumonia



Beloved British actor, famous for his roles in Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Long Good Friday, has died after losing a battle with pneumonia. Hoskins was 71, and he retired from acting in 2012 when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Hoskins’s family was devastated to hear the news of Bob’s death. He was a beloved husband and father, having left in grief his wife Linda, and four children Alex, Sarah, Rosa and Jack. They made an announcement to saying

‘We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob.’

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

‘We ask that you respect our privacy during this time and thank you for your messages of love and support.’

Hoskins got famous for his role in the TV show Pennies From Heaven in 1978. The series were directed by Dennis Potter. Hoskins had the role of Arthur Parker, the sheet music salesman.

His most acknowledged role in the thriller The Long Good Friday, in which he played a Cockney man who fights with the rival gangs over the territory of Docklands. The movie was directed by John Mackenzie, co-starring Bryan Marshall, Dave King and Helen Mirren. Having heard the news, many of his colleagues shared memories of Hoskins.

He also appeared in the Bafta and Golden Globe winning mystery drama Mona Lisa (1986). His other memorable roles were in Brazil (1985), Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988), Mermaids (1990) and Super Mario Bros (1993). The video game character with a funny mustache was the worst movie he ever did, as he revealed in an interview with The Guardian. The last movie he appeared in was Snow White and the Huntsman.

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