The Jewish Nation/ The Jewish World/ World News Actor Bob Hoskins dies at 71 Bob Hoskins, British actor, Mermaids, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? May 1, 2014 Error, no group ID set! Check your syntax! This week, the world said farewell to beloved British-Jewish actor, Bob Hoskins.Hoskins was best known for roles like Lou in “Mermaids” and Eddie in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” His passing came after a bout of pneumonia. Read more on Tablet Magazine.