Bob Hoskins Dead at 71


British acting icon Bob Hoskins has died at the age of 71.

The star passed away on Wednesday, April 30 after a battle with pneumonia.

Bob retired from acting in 2012 after he announced he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Snow White and the Huntsman was his last movie.

As WENN went to press, no further details were released.

Some of Hoskins’ other notable appearances include playing opposite Cher in Mermaids, boatswain Smee to Captain Hook in Hook, and as the same character later in Neverland, and Uncle Bart, the psychopathic and violent “owner” of Jet Li in Unleashed aka Danny The Dog.

He also appeared in several television productions for the BBC, including Dennis Potter’s Pennies From Heaven, Flickers, David Copperfield as Wilkins Micawber, and The Wind in the Willows.

He also portrayed Nikita Khrushchev in the film Enemy at the Gates.

Bob received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal in Mrs Henderson Presents, a film he also co-produced with Norma Heyman.

Hoskins also directed two films, both of which he starred in, The Raggedy Rawney and Rainbow. In 2009, he made a return to British television in Jimmy McGovern’s drama serial The Street, where he portrayed a man who stands up to a gangster. For this role he received his only Emmy when he won Best Actor at the 2010 International Emmys.

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