Legendary British Actor Bob Hoskins Passes Away At 71

Legendary British Actor Bob Hoskins Passes Away At 71

We're very sad to report that Bob Hoskins, who starred in the likes of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Hook, Brazil and in his final role, Snow White and the Huntsman, has died from pneumonia at age 71. More after the jump.

Reports are coming in from London that British actor Bob Hoskins has died aged 71. A family statement released Wednesday by his agent Clair Dobbs said Hoskins died in a hospital after a bout of pneumonia. His wife Linda and children Alex, Sarah, Rosa and Jack, said: "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob." Though mainly known for playing  Cockney gangsters/hardmen types -- most notably Harold Shand in The Long Good Friday -- Hoskins did dip his toe in the fantasy genre, having played Smee in Steven Spielberg's Hook, one of the seven dwarves in Snow White And The Huntsman, Mario in Super Mario Bros. and in probably most memorable role, Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. In 2012 Hoskins announced that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and was retiring from acting.

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Desrow - 4/30/2014, 6:00 AM
R.I.P. such a great talent
MrSotoMan - 4/30/2014, 6:00 AM
RIP, was just watching his famous lead role

Super Mario Bros.
CameronGray - 4/30/2014, 6:03 AM
sad news indeed, R.I.P Bob
CoulsonLives - 4/30/2014, 6:04 AM
Can someone post a picture of the guy? I'm not sure who I'm mourning...
CoulsonLives - 4/30/2014, 6:04 AM
Oh, that guy. RIP.
MrSotoMan - 4/30/2014, 6:05 AM
MrSotoMan - 4/30/2014, 6:05 AM
DefcoN - 4/30/2014, 6:05 AM
Such a loss. I don't care what people say, when I was a kid I loved that Super Mario Bros movie, and I still do.
Pasto - 4/30/2014, 6:12 AM
Damn he died? I've only seen 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?', and he was good in that.

Rest in piece man.
batz11 - 4/30/2014, 6:16 AM
Cles - 4/30/2014, 6:17 AM
Damn. An amazing character actor who always brought the intensity. Rest in peace.
JoshuaGraham - 4/30/2014, 6:18 AM
Who Framed Roger Rabbit is one of my favourite movies, so sad to hear this.
Rest In Peace, thanks for the memories.
Mysterion - 4/30/2014, 6:21 AM
RIP....the almost original Wolverine
Enphlieuwince - 4/30/2014, 6:24 AM

Not to be funny, but, I thought he'd passed away already -- like, within the last 2 years. I must have him mistaken for another.
Odin - 4/30/2014, 6:24 AM
r0njeremy - 4/30/2014, 6:25 AM
BoomTubeB - 4/30/2014, 6:27 AM
RIP a great actor!

Havensent - 4/30/2014, 6:27 AM
Oh man...Damn. One of my favorite character actors ever. : (

Pheezmatic - 4/30/2014, 6:27 AM
He was amazing in Brazil as well..

Also people forget....he was set to be our first Wolverine in the first attempts at an X-Men movie.
BANEofExistence - 4/30/2014, 6:28 AM
RIP ;'/ Roger rabbit was a masterpiece
Odin - 4/30/2014, 6:28 AM
I had been kinda of hoping that they would release an animated/storyboard version of James Cameron X-Men film, Bob could've still voiced Wolverine.
Pheezmatic - 4/30/2014, 6:28 AM
ahhh figures... @batz remembers ;)
AC1 - 4/30/2014, 6:29 AM
I haven't watched Who Framed Roger Rabbit since I was little, barely remember it. I remember Bob Hoskins more as Smee from Hook, loved that movie as a kid. RIP.
GodzillaKart - 4/30/2014, 6:30 AM
MexicanSexyman - 4/30/2014, 6:30 AM
Damn, right in the childhood. RIP good sir.
GodzillaKart - 4/30/2014, 6:30 AM
RIP. Young and in shape...this guy would have been the perfect Wolverine.
Runeblood - 4/30/2014, 6:31 AM
My favorite of his was certainly in Hook
MexicanSexyman - 4/30/2014, 6:31 AM
@Pheezmatic, wait what? When? Where? How?
AtoMik23 - 4/30/2014, 6:32 AM
Who Framed Roger Rabbit, I consider to be by far the best ever Live Action/Cartoon crossover movie ever created!! Not only for the technical mastery but also how amazingly well Bob Hoskins acted whilst obvious really talking to himself. To date it has never been surpassed and I doubt it ever will.
Hellsing - 4/30/2014, 6:33 AM
Dude was a legend will be missed tremendously, RIP.
Brainiac13 - 4/30/2014, 6:34 AM
I'm shocked!

MrCBM56 - 4/30/2014, 6:35 AM
Ceejay - 4/30/2014, 6:38 AM
He used to buy books from our store regularly, could never find his way out of the basement level. Now I know why, Parkinsons is a bitch. His greatest performance for me will always be as the gangster Harold in the Long Good Friday alongside Helen Mirren, Paul Freeman (Raiders of the lost Ark) and a then unknown Pearce Brosnan in his movie debut. R.I.P
Shroombeast - 4/30/2014, 6:39 AM
Talented man. He definitely made his mark.
darkjediknight - 4/30/2014, 6:40 AM
Damn I just watched roger rabbit, wow my childhood is diminishing quickly
JoJo1982 - 4/30/2014, 6:40 AM

He was also good in Unleashed starring jet Li
CoulsonLives - 4/30/2014, 6:51 AM
I just learned.... He was British. Who knew?
CoulsonLives - 4/30/2014, 6:54 AM
This dude was a brilliant actor, and he'll be missed.
batz11 - 4/30/2014, 7:00 AM
Pheez, haha...I'm old...
LeeroyJenkins - 4/30/2014, 7:04 AM
Was just watching Hook the other day. RIP Smee
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