Tributes are flooding in from celebrities following the death of British acting legend Bob Hoskins. The Who Framed Roger Rabbit star passed away on Tuesday night (29Apr14) after suffering from a bout of pneumonia. He had retired from acting in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
Tributes were led on Twitter.com by Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson, who writes, “Truly saddened by the passing of Bob Hoskins! A truly gigantic talent & a Gentleman. R.I.P.”
British comedian Stephen Fry tweets, “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.”, while actor Sam Claflin, who co-starred with Hoskins in his last film Snow White and the Huntsman, adds, “I had the honour of working with one of our countries (sic) greats, and what a privilege that was. A diamond. A gent. A legend. #RIPBobHoskins.”
Spandau Ballet star Martin Kemp adds, “RIP Bob Hoskins, ‘Long Good Friday’ one of the best movies ever made! You will be missed!”, Melissa Joan Hart tweets, “RIP Bob Hoskins!!! In your memory I will show my boys Roger Rabbit this weekend”, and John Leguizamo adds, “Dear BobHoskins rest in peace! – never worked a more gentle kind and talented actor!”