Super Mario Actor Bob Hoskins Dies Aged 71

Actor Bob Hoskins, best known to the gaming world from the Super Mario Bros film, has passed away at the age of 71. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2011 and died of pneumonia.

Hoskins first appeared on the big screen in the 1980-film The Long Good Friday, before turning widely regarded performances in such films as Brazil, Mona Lisa (which earned him an Academy Award nomination) and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

In 1993, he played the role of Mario in the film adaptation of Super Mario Bros. It was a role he described in 2007 as “the worst thing I ever did.” In 2011, in an interview with The Guardian, he described the film as both the ‘worst job’ has had done and his ‘biggest disappointment.’

Hoskins is survived by his wife Linda, their children Rosa and Jack, and his children from his first marriage, Alex and Sarah.

[Source: The Guardian (via Polygon)]