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Bob Hoskins Has Passed


By Robert T. Trate     April 30, 2014

Bob Hoskins 1942-2014
© The Mirror (UK)

Another great actor has left us. Bob Hoskins, best known to a generation as Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, had passed. Hoskins, who had retired from acting in 2012, died of pneumonia at 71 years of age. 

His family released the following statement: "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob. Bob died peacefully at a hospital last night surrounded by family," his family wrote in a statement shared with NBC News on Wednesday. "We ask that you respect our privacy during this time and thank you for your messages of love and support."

According to Hoskins his whole career started out on a dare. He was working as a carpenter when he auditioned for his first acting gig. After a few drinks late one night, he was dared to to audition for the Royal Court Theater. A week later he was hired. 

Hoskins on his career (1998) "My life has taken off - my life, my career - everything. I can honestly say I've never been happier. I'm walking around thinking any minute now, 25 tons of horse-shit is going to fall on my head."

Mania's thoughts and prayers go out to the Hoskins family. 

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violator14 4/30/2014 8:29:50 AM

 R.I.P. Mr. Hoskins.

I'll always remember him most as Smee from Hook. Best Captain Hook and Smee combo ever!!!!

FrozenFear 4/30/2014 8:30:23 AM

We'll miss you, Mario Mario!

DarthBob 4/30/2014 8:54:06 AM

Can't say I'm familiar with his work other than Hook and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

VTGamehendge 4/30/2014 9:05:14 AM

That sucks.  71 is too young.  Really makes me sad because my dad just turned 70 and it makes me realize that while he's in good health now, and mostly has been his whole life, he could catch something like pneumonia and it could kill him.

lazarus 4/30/2014 9:47:35 AM

 Agreed Gamehenge. My dad is past 70 and relatively good health. I worry about the same things.

RIP Bob Hoskins

My favorite role for him was in Michael. He played the insufferable editor of a tabloid magazine. Priceless.



mellowdoux 4/30/2014 10:13:33 AM

 You were one of the greats, Mr. Hoskins.
"The Long Good Friday" is, in my opinion, the greatest gangster movie of all time.
Rest in peace, sir.


Chopsaki 4/30/2014 12:20:28 PM


Muenster 4/30/2014 2:22:10 PM

Despite his retiring from film back in 2012, I'm going to miss him.

xenomorph 4/30/2014 2:29:47 PM


GreatOne 4/30/2014 3:22:58 PM

Best Iago ever.  Gave the character an extra layer of sliminess. 


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