"Never Give Up" Bob Hoskins Leaves 11 Life Lessons for Daughter

The daughter of the late actor Bob Hoskins has posted a touching blog article, revealing the 11 life lessons that the famous actor gave her before dying in hospital on Wednesday (May 30, 2014). Hoskins died of pneumonia aged 71, with his family by his side. He had retired from acting two years ago after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. 

Bob Hoskins daughterRosa Hoskins [L] with her father Bob Hoskins

His youngest daughter Rosa released a moving tribute to her father, who will be best remembered for his classic performance in The Long Good Friday, as well as in Mona Lisa and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

His family - wife Linda and children Alex, Sarah, Rosa and Jack - released a statement confirmed he died "peacefully." 

"We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob. 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."

Rosa Hoskins - who works as a fashion writer and actress - published a moving blog post entitled "11 lessons from my Dad."

She wrote: "The loss of my dad has broken my heart, but these are the words I'll keep close to me forever."

Watch a classic clip from Bob Hoskins' Who Framed Roger Rabbit?:


Explaining the advice, she added, "They are his words; the words spoken so often to encourage, comfort and reassure."

Hoskins' also instructed Rosa to "laugh long and loud", to "be yourself" and to "never, ever, ever, ever give up."

He told his family to appreciate beauty, to be "generous and kind, because you can't take it with you" and to "love with all your heart."

"In the end, love is the only thing that matters," he said.

The tributes continued from Dame Helen Mirren, who appeared alongside Hoskins in Last Orders and The Long Good Friday.

"I personally will miss him very much, London will miss one of her best and most loving sons, and Britain will miss a man to be proud of," she said, calling Hoskins a "great actor and even greater man."

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