CTV News reports that Bob Hoskins has passed away after a bought of pneumonia. Another great loss to the world of acting, Hoskins worked steadily from his debut in the early 1970s right up until his retirement in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
His big break in Hollywood was in 1988 as Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, the role that I personally most associate with him, but he turned great performances throughout his career. His turn as a gangster in The Long Good Friday has one of the most memorable monologues put to screen.
Even in supporting roles he shined, often being the most memorable part of films he appeared in. Even when the film wasn’t so good, he usually was.
Our condolences to his friends and family. He shall be missed.