UK acting legend Bob Hoskins dies aged, 71

Bob Hoskin one of the UK’s best known acting legends has died aged 71 from pneumonia in hospital his agent has confirmed.

Hoskins who was known for his roles in Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Mona Lisa leaves behind his second wife Linda and four children.

His breakthrough role came in 1986 with Mona Lisa, but became a household name with Who Framed Roger Rabbit in 1988. His final role was in 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman. He retired from acting in 2012 due to suffering from Parkinsons.

TheGayUK’s editor Jake Hook said, ‘Having been friends with the Hoskin’s family since the late 90s, I know that his loss will be felt terribly. He was an incredible talent and had an incredible spirit and would light up any room he walked into.’

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‘We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob,’ his family said in a statement.

‘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.’