Bob Hoskins

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British actor Bob Hoskins died Tuesday at age 71, his agent Clair Dobbs confirmed.

The Who Framed Roger Rabbit? star's family issued a statement shared with NBC News following the BAFTA winner's death, saying, "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob. Bob died peacefully at hospital last night surrounded by family, following a bout of Pneumonia." His wife Linda and children Alex, Sarah, Rosa and Jack also asked for privacy and thanked well-wishers for "your messages of love and support."

Hoskins, whose last role was as one of the seven dwarfs alongside Kristen Stewart in 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman, announced his retirement from acting the same year following a Parkinson's disease diagnosis.

Bob Hoskins, Who Framed Roger Rabbit


At the time, Hoskins' agent issued a statement thanking "all the great and brilliant people he has worked with over the years, and all of his fans who have supporter him during a wonderful career," saying he was "looking forward to retirement with his family."

Hoskins' lustrous career included other memorable roles, including The Long Good Friday and Mona Lisa, which earned him a Best Actor Oscar nomination in 1986.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones.

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