Celebrate the life of Bob Hoskins by remembering 8 of his best genre roles

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Apr 29, 2019, 7:24 AM EDT (Updated)

The man who starred in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Hook has passed.

As you may have heard, Robert William "Bob" Hoskins Jr. died yesterday, the 29th of April, 2014, following a battle with pneumonia. He was 71 years old and had recently retired from acting after he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2011.

Hoskins leaves behind  his wife of 30 years, Linda, and children Alex, Sarah, Rosa and Jack. In a joint statement following Hoskins' passing, his family said, "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." 

In addition to his family, Hoskins leaves behind an acting legacy that stretches over four decades. Very luckily for all of us, Hoskins was often given to taking on roles in genre film and television. And, wow, was he great at it.

So let's take a look at a few of his most well-known roles and celebrate one of the best actors we've ever had.