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.