Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Very sad news today…
Oscar-nominated British actor Bob Hoskins, known in part for roles in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and "Mermaids," died Tuesday at age 71. His passing comes nearly two years after he retired from acting following his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.
Hoskins first gained fame in the 1978 British TV miniseries "Pennies from Heaven," according to IMDb.com. His other notable films include 1986's "Mona Lisa," which brought him an Academy Award best actor nomination, as well as "The Long Good Friday," "Hook" and "Mrs. Henderson Presents."
He was perhaps best known for 1988's live-action and animation hybrid "Who Framed Roger Rabbit." In the comedy, he played toon-hating detective Eddie Valiant, who takes takes up the task of proving the innocence of the cartoon title character, accused of murder.
He was always fun to watch in everything that he did and will definitely be missed by many.