Updated: Thu, 01 May 2014 13:45:00 GMT
Bob Hoskins dies aged 71: his life in pictures

Bob Hoskins dies: his life in pictures



Bob Hoskins dies: his life in pictures (© Rex Features)
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  • Cast Member Judi Dench (L) poses with co-stars Bob Hoskins (C) and Kelly Reilly at the Los Angeles premiere of "Mrs Henderson Presents" at the Fine Arts theatre in Beverly Hills December 5, 2005. The movie is set in pre-World War II London and tells the true life story of Laura Henderson (Dench) who became one of England's most prominent and eccentric figures. The movie opens in Los Angeles and New York on December 9 and in parts of the U.S. on December 25. REUTERS/Mario (© MARIO ANZUONI/Newscom/Reuters)
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Bob was married to Linda Banwell, who was his second wife. They have two children together, a daughter Rosa and a son Jack.

The actor is credited as saying that his wife, Linda, saved his life. He said in 2009: "I thought (my drinking) was a social thing but she got fed up with it and said, ‘enough’. She is very clever, my wife. She worked out how to get me to stop. She made me aware that when I drank I was being a complete pain in the arse. I probably wouldn't be alive without her."

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