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Internet mourns beloved actor Bob Hoskins, who actually died 2 years ago

Time to be sad again.

Feb 29, 2020, 7:46 am*

Internet Culture

David Britton 

David Britton

Bob Hoskins was a great and prolific actor. He appeared in over 50 feature films, playing everything from a band manager in Pink Floyd — The Wall, to J. Edgar Hoover in Nixon. He won a Golden Globe for best actor for the 1986 film Mona Lisa, a role that also got him nominated for an academy award.

So if Twitter wants to mourn him twice, they really couldn’t have made a better choice.

Hoskins died of pneumonia almost two years ago, and it was most likely a fan posting the BBC article about his death—to mark the anniversary of his passing—that lead to the confusion.

https://twitter.com/MisaBuckley/status/727165712842772480

Those in the know were quick to point out the mistake:

Even though it was a mistake, it’s nice to be reminded of a great actor who brought the world so much joy. We still miss you Bob. Goodbye… again.

H/T BBC

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*First Published: May 2, 2016, 3:33 pm