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Bob Hoskins Dies Aged 71

The Oscar nominated actor Bob Hoskins has died at the age of 71 from pneumonia

The much-loved Oscar nominated English actor, Bob Hoskins died last night in hospital of pneumonia.

A statement has been released that his family is devastated. His wife Bob Hoskins and children Alex, Sarah, Rosa and Jack said: “We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob.”

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.”

The British actor announced his retirement from acting in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Bob Hoskins last film was Snow White and the Huntsman.

Hoskins started out on the stage before embarking on a television and film career. On the small screen, he appeared in shows such as Play for Today, On the Move, Van der Valk and BBC drama The Street.

The British actor was nominated for an Oscar in 1987 for his leading role in Neil Jordan’s Mona Lisa, for which he won Best Actor at the BAFTA, the Cannes Film Festival and Golden Globe.

He had previously received BAFTA nominations for his roles in Dennis Potter’s Pennies From Heaven (1978), classic gangster drama The Long Good Friday (1980) and his supporting performance in The Honorary Consul (1983).

Tributes to the actor have appeared swiftly on Twitter with Bafta saying it was “deeply saddened” to learn of his death.

Bob Hoskins has been working in movies for 40 years and it is a true loss for the film industry.

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