Fans around the world are mourning today after it was announced that British actor Bob Hoskins has died of pneumonia at the age of 71. Bob had enjoyed a very long and hugely successful acting career in Hollywood, playing some interesting roles in some big movies along the way.
Bob Hoskins announced back in 2012 that he was retiring from acting, revealing that he had been suffering from Parkinson's disease for some time. While some early reports suggested that Bob had died from "Nervous Exhaust", it has now been confirmed that the actor died from pneumonia.
In the course of his career Bob Hoskins put in some memorable performances in some top movies including The Long Good Friday, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Hook, not to mention playing Mario in the Super Mario Brothers movie. Bob also got nominated for the Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the movie Mona Lisa, which also starred Michael Caine and Robbie Coltrane.
The last movie that we saw Bob Hoskins in was the 2012 film Snow White and the Huntsman where he played one of the dwarfs. Over his long Hollywood career, Bob worked with some of the biggest and best names in the business and he will certainly be missed in a very big way. The movie industry lost a great actor when he retired in 2012 and now the world has lost a great man.
We would like to take this time to send our thoughts and prayers to the family of Bob Hoskins.