The twinkle in his eye. The adorable side smirk. The gravelly American accent he presented on ocassion. The brilliant British talent...is gone.
Today the world lost a great actor. For some, a great person. For SWATHers...our loveable wiseman.
Robert William Hoskins fondly called "Bob," died Tuesday night at the age of 71 of pneumonia.
Mr. Hoskins' health had been an issue for some time. In 2012 shortly after the release of Snow White and the Huntsman, it was announced that he had Parkinson disease which led to his official retirement from acting.
Sadly, SWATH would be the final film of his outstanding career.
The SWATH cast expressed their condolences via Twitter, as did the world, trending "RIP Bob Hoskins" throughout the day.
SWATH's Eddie Marsan tweeted:
"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."
More after the break