Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Oscar-nominated Actor Bob Hoskins Dies at 71

The actor Bob Hoskins has died of pneumonia at the age of 71.  Hoskins died in a hospital on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, and his agent made the announcement of his passing today (Wednesday, April 30, 2014).

Born Robert William Hoskins, Jr. on October 26, 1942, Bob Hoskins began his acting career on stage in 1969.  He began appear in film and on television in 1972.  Go to Screen Daily and Wikipedia for more about Hoskins passing and his career, respectively.

Hoskins is one of my favorite actors.  I first heard of him when he earned an Oscar nomination for his role in the 1986 film, Mona Lisa.  However, it was his role in 1988's Oscar-winning Who Framed Roger Rabbit that made me a fan of his.  I also admired his work in Heart Condition (1990) and Hook (1991), to name a few.  I send my condolences to Hoskins' family and friends.  Rest in Peace, Mr. Hoskins.

No comments:

Post a Comment