Twitter tributes pour in for Bob Hoskins two years after he died


Tributes for Bob Hoskins have been flooding Twitter - two years after he died.

Fans apparently started thinking the actor had just died as his name started trending online, possibly because the two-year anniversary of his death was on April 30.

The story about his death from pneumonia also became one of the most-read on the BBC website, again because fans may have shared it to pay their respects on the anniversary - and it seems many people failed to realise that it dated back to 2014.

Some eagle-eyed fans did spot that the news was from two years ago, and went online to note that Bob wasn't one of the long line of celebs to pass away in 2016.