Actor Bob Hoskins dies aged 71

Actor Bob Hoskins has died following pneumonia at the age of 71, his agent Clair Dobbs said today.

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Danny DeVito pays tribute to Bob Hoskins

Hollywood star Danny DeVito has paid tribute to Bob Hoskins, who has died of pneumonia aged 71.

Hoskins was known to joke about his apparent physical similarity to DeVito and once said he would like the star to play him in a film of his life.

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Former colleagues post tributes to Bob Hoskins

Actors who have starred alongside Bob Hoskins, who died today aged 71, have paid tribute to the Who Framed Roger Rabbit? star on Twitter:

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Bob Hoskins a great actor 'and an even greater man'

Bob was a great actor and an even greater man. Funny, loyal, instinctive, hard-working, with that inimitable energy that seemed like a spectacular firework rocket just as it takes off.

When I worked with him on his iconic film The Long Good Friday, he was supportive and unegotistic. He was never sexist, when many around at that time were. I had the honour of watching the creation of one of the most memorable characters of British film.

– Dame Helen Mirren

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Bob Hoskins' daughter: Loss is heartbreaking

Bob Hoskins' actress daughter Rosa has paid tribute to him on Twitter, saying the loss "has broken my heart."

A link she provided in her post has apparently caused her website to crash.

Bob Hoskins won a BAFTA for Mona Lisa in 1987

Following the news of Bob Hoskins' death, BAFTA has tweeted an image of the actor with Anne Bancroft after winning a BAFTA for Mona Lisa in 1987:

British film industry 'has lost one of its true greats'

Bob Hoskins has died, aged 71, following a bout of pneumonia. Credit: Press Association

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has paid tribute to Bob Hoskins, saying: "For decades, Bob Hoskins has entertained television and film audiences of all age groups around the world. The British film industry has lost one of its true greats, and my thoughts and sympathies go out to his family and friends."

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