Actors and celebrities have been paying tribute to the late actor Bob Hoskins who has passed away aged 71. The star of Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Pennies From Heaven was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease eighteen months ago, but was suffering from pneumonia before his death, his agent has confirmed.
Mark Gatiss, Stephen Fry, Nick Frost and Vicky McClure are among those who have taken to Twitter to share experiences and favourite moments from a 40-year career that saw him receive a Bafta and Golden Globe as well as an Oscar nomination.
So sad to hear we've lost the great Bob Hoskins. A true gent & an inspiration. Happy memories of 'the Willows' in '06 pic.twitter.com/99Xv57h7Oc
— Mark Gatiss (@Markgatiss) April 30, 2014
Truly saddened by the passing of Bob Hoskins! A truly Gigantic talent & a Gentleman. R.I.P.
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) April 30, 2014
RIP Bob Hoskins. The man made some classics. My great friend Shane was lucky enough to have directed him. pic.twitter.com/46aE19wA8R
— Paddy Considine (@PaddyConsidine) April 30, 2014
Oh no, Bob Hoskins. Gone? That’s awful news. The Long Good Friday one of the best British movies of the modern era. A marvellous man.
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) April 30, 2014
I never thought it was possible to become an actor until I saw Pennies From Heaven as a kid. RIP Bob Hoskins, brilliant,inspirational, kind.
— Eddie Marsan (@eddiemarsan) April 30, 2014
RIP the incomparable Bob Hoskins
— John Simm (@john_simm) April 30, 2014
Just heard the very sad news Bob Hoskins has died. He was one of the best. I feel honoured to have met & worked with him. RIP Bob. Xx
— Vicky McClure (@Vicky_McClure) April 30, 2014
Terribly sad news about Bob Hoskins. A pleasure to have shared the screen with you mate. An Actors actor and a gentleman to boot. RIP
— Nick Frost (@nickjfrost) April 30, 2014
Fareforward Bob Hoskins. Between Long Good Friday and Mona Lisa, that guy played London like no one else. Huge loss.
— rufus jones (@rufusjones1) April 30, 2014
RIP Bob Hoskins
— Keeley Hawes (@Misskeeleyhawes) April 30, 2014
RIP Bob Hoskins. Worked with him twice. Always a laugh
— Omid Djalili (@omid9) April 30, 2014
Goodbye to a giant of British cinema RIP bob Hoskins x
— Shane Richie (@realshanerichie) April 30, 2014
RIP Bob Hoskins, 'Long Good Friday' one of the best movies ever made! You will be missed!
— Martin Kemp (@realmartinkemp) April 30, 2014
Very sad news about Bob Hoskins! Thoughts go out to his friends and Family! #BobHoskins
— Aneurin Barnard (@aneurinBarnard) April 30, 2014
What sad news that we've lost Bob Hoskins!!! ? RIP Bob
— Amy Nuttall (@amynutts) April 30, 2014
RIP Mr Bob Hoskins… You entertained me throughout my childhood.. What an incredible actor… So sad… X
— Gok Wan (@therealgokwan) April 30, 2014
RIP Bob Hoskins pic.twitter.com/IfalmeHCoy
— example (@example) April 30, 2014
Such sad news about Bob Hoskins. RIP Bob x
— edith bowman (@edibow) April 30, 2014