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Bob Hoskins Dead at 71 - 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' Actor Dies From Pneumonia

Bob Hoskins Dead at 71 - 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' Actor Dies From Pneumonia

Actor Bob Hoskins has passed away at the age of 71 from pneumonia, the BBC reports.

“We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob,” the actor’s wife Linda and children Alex, Sarah, Rosa and Jack said in a statement. “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.”

Some of Bob’s famous movies include Brazil (1985), Mona Lisa (1986), Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988), Mermaids (1990) and Super Mario Bros (1993). He retired from acting in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

Our thoughts go out to Bob‘s family and loved ones during this time.

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  • kel

    Very sad news. Prayers for his family.

  • Caryn

    He was wonderful in Mona Lisa. One of the great actors of our time and very under appreciated.

  • BAP

    GREAT ACTOR!

  • Fercat

    Sad news.

  • Living in a box

    I woke up this morning and actually listen to Roxette’s Almost Unreal, a soundtrack from Mario Bros. My condolences to the family.

  • JONEBLAZE

    I really liked Hoskins another actor that could do it all,either as a helpful sidekick,detective or gangster R..I.P

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  • Rocky

    Sad sad news! I adored him! He could do it ALL!!! My prayers go out to his family and fans.

  • Rocky

    @Caryn: Sad sad news! I adored him! He could do it ALL!!! My prayers go out to his family and fans.

    Could not agree with you more!!

  • ForMe

    Very sad news. I loved him The Long Good Friday.

  • dana

    Jesus, I can’t believe this. Just the other day I was watching Who Framed Roger Rabbit and I was thinking about all the other movies he played in and how amazing he was as an actor. Then I told my friend about him and she asked if he didn’t die because he was old and heard some rumors about his illness and i said no. And today this. This is really sad. One of the best actors. RIP. That just makes me wanna cry

  • Cate

    This is such sad news. Hoskins was a truly great actor. He will be greatly missed.

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