Actor Bob Hoskins Dead At 71
Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.30.2014
Due to pneumonia...
CNN reports that actor Bob Hoskins died of pneumonia yesterday at the age of 71. This comes almost two years after he retired from acting due to being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. He was surrounded by his family at the time.
Hoskins is best known for 1988's Who Framed Roger Rabbit, in which he played detective Eddie Valiant. Valiant tries to prove that Roger Rabbit did not commit murder and ends up saving Toontown in the process.
Hoskins is also known for movies like Mermaids, The Long Good Friday, Hook and Mrs. Henderson Presents. He first became famous for the 1978 British TV miniseries Pennies From Heaven and received an Academy Award best actor nomination for 1986's Mona Lisa. He has starred in at least one film a year from 1972 to 2012. His most recent film was in 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman, in which he played the self Muir. A year before that he appeared in the TV miniseries Neverland, in which he reprised the role of Smee from Hook (in 1991).
411 would like to give our condolences to his family, friends and fans.