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Bob Hoskins has passed away after battle with pneumonia

04.30.2014

Very sad news this morning: the always excellent Bob Hoskins has died at the age of 71. Hoskins died yesterday in a hospital following a battle with pneumonia, according to statement made by his agent. In 2012 Hoskins revealed he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and also announced he was retiring from acting. Hoskins was surrounded by his family when he passed away.

Bob Hoskins was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award for his performance in 1986's MONA LISA, and won BAFTA, Golden Globe and a bunch of other awards for his work in the film.

Hoskins was also nominated for BAFTAs for his roles in THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY and THE HONORARY CONSUL, but most fans of the actor will probably remember him for his Golden Globe nominated role in WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT as Eddie Valiant and as Smee in HOOK. Hoskins also played Mario in SUPER MARIO BROS., but the actor would probably prefer not being remembered for that film.

Hoskins did great work in several other fantastic films as well, including Terry Gilliam's BRAZIL, Oliver Stone's NIXON, 1990's MERMAID, and Jet Li's UNLEASHED (also known as DANNY THE DOG.) The actor's final role was in 2012's SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN.

R.I.P. Mr. Hoskins.

Source: ABC

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9:06AM on 05/01/2014
Very sad to hear this news, a fantastic actor especially in felicia's journey, roger rabbit, long good friday etc. I remember back when space jam came out I was arguing with my mother that it was the finest example of live action and animation in a movie, more so than roger rabbit, boy did I know nothing.
Very sad to hear this news, a fantastic actor especially in felicia's journey, roger rabbit, long good friday etc. I remember back when space jam came out I was arguing with my mother that it was the finest example of live action and animation in a movie, more so than roger rabbit, boy did I know nothing.
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3:07PM on 04/30/2014
Sad news. The fact that he was acting with literally nothing in Roger Rabbit still blows my mind to this day.
Sad news. The fact that he was acting with literally nothing in Roger Rabbit still blows my mind to this day.
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2:56PM on 04/30/2014
well shit iv always loved bob hoskins ever since roger rabbit i think he was a very underrated actor he will be missed looks like im gonna have to watch some of his films
well shit iv always loved bob hoskins ever since roger rabbit i think he was a very underrated actor he will be missed looks like im gonna have to watch some of his films
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2:52PM on 04/30/2014
Dude had a bizarre life. The fact that he used to swallow fire in the '70's, and was cast as Eddie Valiant over other brilliant actors when one of the producers found him in a barů that's crazy stuff. He may have not been the hugest, most successful actor of our day, but he was a pretty badass human being.
Dude had a bizarre life. The fact that he used to swallow fire in the '70's, and was cast as Eddie Valiant over other brilliant actors when one of the producers found him in a barů that's crazy stuff. He may have not been the hugest, most successful actor of our day, but he was a pretty badass human being.
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2:13PM on 04/30/2014
This unbelievable. Just yesterday I watched Roger Rabbit and as I was watching it I thought to myself "There is an actor I'll shed a tear for when he goes"
This unbelievable. Just yesterday I watched Roger Rabbit and as I was watching it I thought to myself "There is an actor I'll shed a tear for when he goes"
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1:57PM on 04/30/2014
So sad. He was great actor and seemed like a really nice guy.
So sad. He was great actor and seemed like a really nice guy.
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1:16PM on 04/30/2014
Noooooo, Mariooooooo. RIP Bob. Great actor, big loss.
Noooooo, Mariooooooo. RIP Bob. Great actor, big loss.
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1:12PM on 04/30/2014
Toon got him.
Toon got him.
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1:11PM on 04/30/2014
woke up feeling good only to find out that the actor who's been too two of my favorite places Toontown and Neverland Bob Hoskins passed away :( RIP
woke up feeling good only to find out that the actor who's been too two of my favorite places Toontown and Neverland Bob Hoskins passed away :( RIP
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1:02PM on 04/30/2014

RIP, Bob Hoskins

You were a brilliant actor who brought your A game to every role, no matter how small or badly written. Rest in Peace, you earned it.
You were a brilliant actor who brought your A game to every role, no matter how small or badly written. Rest in Peace, you earned it.
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12:37PM on 04/30/2014

RIP

Even though it was an awful movie and Bob Hoskins himself hated it, I've always loved his portrayal of Mario in the Super Mario Bros. movie. Gave nothing less than his best even in a movie he knew wouldn't be any good. Class!
Even though it was an awful movie and Bob Hoskins himself hated it, I've always loved his portrayal of Mario in the Super Mario Bros. movie. Gave nothing less than his best even in a movie he knew wouldn't be any good. Class!
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12:29PM on 04/30/2014
Enemy at the Gates, Danny the Dog and Who Framed Roger Rabbit were my favorite.
R.I.P. and thank you for the good times Mr. Hoskins.
Enemy at the Gates, Danny the Dog and Who Framed Roger Rabbit were my favorite.
R.I.P. and thank you for the good times Mr. Hoskins.
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11:58AM on 04/30/2014
Remember reading on this site (I think), that he retired because he had a hard time remembering his lines. Very sad that he couldn't enjoy his retirement after a long and great career in film. Sad day indeed.
Remember reading on this site (I think), that he retired because he had a hard time remembering his lines. Very sad that he couldn't enjoy his retirement after a long and great career in film. Sad day indeed.
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11:13AM on 04/30/2014
He also had a really minor role in Pink Floyd-- The Wall, one of my favorite movies. Even in a role where he had barely any lines, he was memorable, which is a testament to how great he was. RIP.
He also had a really minor role in Pink Floyd-- The Wall, one of my favorite movies. Even in a role where he had barely any lines, he was memorable, which is a testament to how great he was. RIP.
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11:02AM on 04/30/2014

R.I.P. - he was a brilliant actor.

This is a sad news... We will surely miss him... He has died but his legacy will always live... He's one of those actors that defines the 80's with some great performances and movies such as: Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Long Good Friday, Mona Lisa and Brasil.
This is a sad news... We will surely miss him... He has died but his legacy will always live... He's one of those actors that defines the 80's with some great performances and movies such as: Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Long Good Friday, Mona Lisa and Brasil.
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10:52AM on 04/30/2014
Hoskins was always capable of bringing so much life to his characters and to the screen. I personally grew up on Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Hook. My kids will surely grow up on him too!
Hoskins was always capable of bringing so much life to his characters and to the screen. I personally grew up on Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Hook. My kids will surely grow up on him too!
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10:34AM on 04/30/2014
RIP Eddie Valiant. I really hoped he would be in more movies after Snow White and the Huntsman.
RIP Eddie Valiant. I really hoped he would be in more movies after Snow White and the Huntsman.
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10:29AM on 04/30/2014
Mr. Hoskins, you've given us such great films. You were one hell of an actor, an icon, and most of all, you are a legend.
Mr. Hoskins, you've given us such great films. You were one hell of an actor, an icon, and most of all, you are a legend.
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10:28AM on 04/30/2014
Sad, devastating news. I just watched LONG GOOD FRIDAY over the Easter weekend, which has become a yearly tradition for me, and I was reminded for the umpteenth time what a powerhouse the man was in almost anything he did. It also reminded me what a shame it was that he retired and was suffering through Parkinson's. Looks like I'll be watching MONA LISA as well. Rest in Peace, Mr Hoskins, and thanks for the now-legendary performances.
Sad, devastating news. I just watched LONG GOOD FRIDAY over the Easter weekend, which has become a yearly tradition for me, and I was reminded for the umpteenth time what a powerhouse the man was in almost anything he did. It also reminded me what a shame it was that he retired and was suffering through Parkinson's. Looks like I'll be watching MONA LISA as well. Rest in Peace, Mr Hoskins, and thanks for the now-legendary performances.
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10:18AM on 04/30/2014

R.I.P. Mr. Hoskins

This truly sucks!
This truly sucks!
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10:13AM on 04/30/2014

RIP Mr. Hoskins!

I don't want to be negative, so I'm going green. While I can't claim to have kept up with his later work (last thing I saw him in was Doomsday, I think), the man meant a lot to me as an actor. I was sad when he retired, and I'm sad again that he's died. Eddie Valiant was my hero growing up. His role in Mona Lisa is one of the finest pieces of acting I have EVER witnessed in a movie. The guy was a powerhouse performer who knew when and how to own the screen, and understood how to turn fear and
I don't want to be negative, so I'm going green. While I can't claim to have kept up with his later work (last thing I saw him in was Doomsday, I think), the man meant a lot to me as an actor. I was sad when he retired, and I'm sad again that he's died. Eddie Valiant was my hero growing up. His role in Mona Lisa is one of the finest pieces of acting I have EVER witnessed in a movie. The guy was a powerhouse performer who knew when and how to own the screen, and understood how to turn fear and vulnerability into assets for his characters. I'd long hoped for one last star turn from the man. Thanks for all the memories, Bob!
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10:08AM on 04/30/2014

Sad Sad news : - (

I love this guy
Every movie he was in, I was asking for more Bob Hoskins...

VAYA CON DIOS
I love this guy
Every movie he was in, I was asking for more Bob Hoskins...

VAYA CON DIOS
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10:07AM on 04/30/2014
Oh NO! I'm truly truly sad. I grew up watching Who Framed Roger Rabbit multiple times and later appreciated him more as I watched The Long Good Friday. Rest in peace, Mr. Hoskins. You'll always be Eddie Valiant to me. Goodbye, sir.
Oh NO! I'm truly truly sad. I grew up watching Who Framed Roger Rabbit multiple times and later appreciated him more as I watched The Long Good Friday. Rest in peace, Mr. Hoskins. You'll always be Eddie Valiant to me. Goodbye, sir.
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10:02AM on 04/30/2014
Terrible news. He was a terrific actor and will be sadly missed. Rest in peace, Mr. Hoskins. May the wind always be on your back and the sun always shining on your face.
Terrible news. He was a terrific actor and will be sadly missed. Rest in peace, Mr. Hoskins. May the wind always be on your back and the sun always shining on your face.
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10:02AM on 04/30/2014

Terrible news

Who framed Roger Rabbit is my all time fav movie.

RIP Bob your already greatly missed
Who framed Roger Rabbit is my all time fav movie.

RIP Bob your already greatly missed
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