Oscar-nominated actor Bob Hoskins, known for his roles in The Long Good Friday, Mono Lisa, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. has passed away due to complications with Parkinson’s Disease and pneumonia. He was 71.
Hoskins got his start in acting onstage at the Unity Theatre in 1969 by accident when he was mistaken for an actor waiting to audition. With no intention of auditioning, Hoskins went onstage and according to his friend, actor Roger Frost, “he was a natural.” In a surprising turn of events, Frost who was initially up for the part was cast as Hoskins’ understudy. Hoskins went on to have 43-year long career as an accomplished actor before retiring in 2012 when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.