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Bob Hoskins

Dead at 71

4/30/2014 5:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0429-bob-hoskins-01Bob Hoskins -- perhaps best known for his role opposite a bunch of cartoons in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" -- died on Wednesday. He was 71. 

His agent told the BBC he passed away following a bout with pneumonia. Hoskins retired from acting in 2012 after he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Hoskins' breakout role was in "The Long Good Friday" and he was nominated for an Oscar for "Mona Lisa." He also appeared in "Mermaids," "Hook," "Nixon" and many other films. His final role was in "Snow White and the Huntsman."



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Mary P    

Congrats TMZ. You've been last on 3 major celeb deaths in the last week because you've got your head up your asses over Sterling.

143 days ago
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noname    

R.I.P. Smee! :-(

143 days ago
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ms.b    

R.I.P

143 days ago
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grumpiestoldman    

Isn't this the guy from Roger Rabbit? I would think that would be his top credit.

143 days ago
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verlinda    

R.I.P.

143 days ago
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

He was a good man. Always enjoyed his work, especially the hard work and attention to detail he puts into everything. Rest in peace my friend.
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haha, just kidding. WHOOOO??!!!

143 days ago
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Teresa andrews    

R.I.P.

143 days ago
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Tank    

He was awesome as super mario, R.I.P you will be missed

143 days ago
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paul a.    

His best role was the nutjob in Felicia's Journey

RIP

143 days ago
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HRH Prince Michael    

My Children and I, loved "....Roger Rabbit".


Thank-you Mr. Hoskins, May The True and Living Yahweh
rest your Soul.

143 days ago
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Ron Fing Swanson    

He saved Roger Rabbit, rip

143 days ago
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kim    

Great guy - fun actor - funny - I heard in on the local morning news in Toronto - made a coffee, had some breakfast - then thought I'd check TMZ to get some details - Nothing - you guys sleeping out there???

143 days ago
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negreat    

Such a great actor. He will be missed in the movies.

143 days ago
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LesBrealpeople    

Oh man that's the cop from who framed roger rabbit, dang RIP !

143 days ago
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K.G.    

Great actor! RIP sir!

143 days ago
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