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Bob Hoskins Dies Of Pneumonia Aged 71

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Robert William Bob Hoskins, Jr. – 26 October 1942 – 29
April 2014

Bob Hoskins, who was best known for roles in The Long Good Friday and Who Framed
Roger Rabbit, has died of pneumonia at the age of 71. His agent confirmed he died on Tuesday in a hospital, surrounded by family.

Mr Hoskins was nominated for a best actor Oscar in 1987 for crime drama Mona Lisa, in which he starred opposite Sir Michael Caine and Robbie Coltrane. In 2012 he announced he was retiring from acting in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. “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” the actor’s wife
Linda and children Alex, Sarah, Rosa and Jack said in a statement.

Mr Hoskins finally role was in “Snow White and the Huntsman”.

Our condolences to Mr Hoskins’ wife, children, family and friends.

Source: BBC