Bob Hoskins, 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' Actor, Dies At 71
Bob Hoskins, the British actor best known for Who Framed Roger Rabbit and his Oscar-nominated turn in Mona Lisa, died on Tuesday. He was 71.
Bob Hoskins Dies
Hoskins death was announced on Wednesday in a statement released by his agent Clair Dobbs, reported CNN. The esteemed actor reportedly died from complications of pneumonia in a hospital
"We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob," said a statement from wife Linda and children Alex, Sarah, Rosa and Jack.
Hoskins' forged a career for himself in cinema playing a number of tough guys that – underneath their hardened exteriors – possessed softer hearts. In Mona Lisa, he played ex-con George who develops a friendship with a high-class call girl he’s hired to drive around to her appointments. He also starred in British gangster classic The Long Good Friday as Harold Shand.
One of Hoskin’s best-known roles to American audiences was his turn as Smee in 1991 Peter Pan flick Hook, which also starred Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts and Maggie Smith. His last Hollywood feature was 2012’s Snow White & The Huntsmen in which he played dwarf Muir alongside Kristin Stewart’s Snow White, Chris Hemsworth’s Huntsman and Charlize Theron’s Ravenna.
Following Snow White and The Huntsman, Hoskins announced his diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease and resulting decision to retire from acting.
Hoskins is survived by his wife and four children.
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