Actor Bob Hoskins Dead at 71

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British actor Bob Hoskins, seen above portraying J. Edgar Hoover in Nixon (1995), has died at the age of 71, the AP reports:

A family statement released Wednesday by 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."

In 2012 Hoskins announced that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and was retiring from acting.

Hoskins appeared in dozens of other films including Mona Lisa, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Hook.

Comments

  1. Cd in DC says

    glad Andy used this photo, it’s my favorite scene in Nixon when Bob Hoskins as a very lecherous j Edgar Hoover gets a sloppy kiss from a (too young) Wilson Cruz. Delicious.

  2. Dback says

    He did a lot of great work, but I have special fondness for “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” “Mona Lisa” and “Mrs. Henderson Presents.” Godspeed.

  3. Derrick from Philly says

    I agree with everybody who’s posted. I enjoyed him in every movie I ever saw him in. Sometimes character actors are more fun to watch than the big stars…often they are.

  4. Ryan says

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit was one of the first movies that blew me away… and Hoskins absolutely rocked that movie. I’m not sure if anyone could have done better.

    He’s had so many great roles and will always be remembered.

    RIP.

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