British actor Bob Hoskins dies at 71

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Actor Bob Hoskins

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Actor Bob Hoskins attends the Moet British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate Market on December 5, 2010 in London, England. (Credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

LONDON - (AP) British actor Bob Hoskins, whose varied career ranged from "Mona Lisa" to "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" has died aged 71.
    
A family statement released Wednesday by agent Clair Dobbs said Hoskins died in a hospital after a bout of pneumonia.
    
His wife Linda and children Alex, Sarah, Rosa and Jack, said: "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob."
    
A versatile character actor capable of menace, poignancy and Cockney charm, Hoskins appeared in some of the most acclaimed British films of the past few decades, including gangster classic "The Long Good Friday."
    
In 2012 Hoskins announced that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and was retiring from acting.

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