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British actor Bob Hoskins died at 71

British actor Bob Hoskins died of pneumonia at the age of 71 in London.

May 1, 2014 11:27 IST
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British actor Bob Hoskins died of pneumonia at the age of 71 in London on 29 April 2014. He is best known for roles in The Long Good Friday, Mona Lisa and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

His most memorable performance was as the Cockney cabbie in Mona Lisa film for which he was nominated for Oscar and won best actor awards at Cannes, the BAFTAs and the Golden Globes. He also worked in the US film likes The Cotton Club, Maid in Manhattan and Nixon.

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Hoskins initially worked in theater and later as TV star through Dennis Potter’s 1978 TV miniseries Pennies from Heaven. He announced his retirement in 2012, who had been diagnosed with Parkinson disease.

His last role was in Snow White and the Huntsman which starred Kristen Stewart in 2012. He also directed two films The Raggedy Rawney and Rainbow.


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