Who Framed Roger Rabbit actor Bob Hoskins passes away at the age of 71 8 years ago

Who Framed Roger Rabbit actor Bob Hoskins passes away at the age of 71

The star of Hook and Super Mario Bros. died of pneumonia, his agent said...

According to the BBC, the actor Bob Hoskins has died of pneumonia at the age of 71. The English actor, famous for playing a series of cockneys, gangsters and cockney gangsters had retired from acting in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

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Nominated for a best actor Oscar in 1987 for crime drama Mona Lisa, Hoskins, for JOE readers at least, was perhaps best known as Italian plumber Mario in the ill-fated Super Mario Bros. (1993)...

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Smee the pirate in Steven Spielberg's Hook (1991)...

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... and Private Dick Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. What a hero. Here's the man himself in what was undoubtedly a curvy cartoon career highlight. Rest in peace Bob...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIXAT6fGUw4