Oscar Nominee Bob Hoskins Dies at Age 71

Oscar Nominee Bob Hoskins Dies at Age 71

USA Today reports that British actor Bob Hoskins, best known for his role in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? has passed away at the age of 71. The actor's agent, Clair Dobbs releassed a statement from the family which revealed he died following a bout of pneumonia.

His wife Linda and children Alex, Sarah, Rosa and Jack, shared: "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob."

Hoskins appeared in such films as The Long Good Friday (1980), Mona Lisa (1986), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Mermaids (1990), Hook (1991), Nixon (1995), A Christmas Carol (2009), Neverland (2011), and his final role in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012).

The actor was the recipient of the prestigious Prix d'interprétation masculine as well as winning the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama for his role in Mona Lisa (and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor) and an International Emmy Award for best actor for his appearance on BBC One drama The Street in 2009.

He appeared in the 1982 West End Royal National Theatre Production of Guys and Dolls in the role of
Nathan Detroit.

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