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Bob Hoskins ist im Alter von 71 Jahren an einer Lungenentzündung verstorben. Der Mann spielte in Brazil, The Cotton Club und The Long Good Friday, spätestens mit Roger Rabbit wurde er zum Weltstar, für seine Rolle in Mona Lisa wurde er für den Oscar nominiert. Und er war natürlich Super Mario, laut seinen eigenen Worten „the worst thing I ever did“. RIP Bob.
The actor Bob Hoskins has died aged 71. His agent said that he passed away on Tuesday, surrounded by his family, suffering from pneumonia. He retired in 2012 following a diagnosis with Parkinson's disease in the autumn of 2011.
One of Britain's best-loved actors, Hoskins was known for his gruff bonhomie, and career that spanned more than 30 years. He first found fame on the small screen in Dennis Potter's Pennies from Heaven, and then in cinemas as a London gangster-turned-businessman in The Long Good Friday (1980).
Hoskins had leading roles in Brazil (1985), Mona Lisa (1986), Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) and Mermaids (1990) and Super Mario Bros (1993) – which he described in a 2007 Guardian interview as "the worst thing I ever did".