Bob Hoskins dies at age of 71

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Bob Hoskins has died at the age of 71.

British actor Bob Hoskins has died from pneumonia at the age of 71.


The star died in hospital with his family at his side.

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The actor, who was born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease over the last few years.

Hoskins, who retired from acting in 2012, had starred in many famous films, including Hook, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Nixon, Made in Dagenham and Snow White and the Huntsman.

The star won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role in Mona Lisa.

In a statement, his family – wife Linda 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.”


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