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British actor Bob Hoskins dies aged 71

LONDON, April 30, 2014 (AFP) – British actor Bob Hoskins, known for his roles in films including “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”, has died at the age of 71 following a bout of pneumonia, his family said Wednesday.

The gruff Londoner, who rose to fame in British gangster films in the 1980s and went on to have a long career as a Hollywood character actor, died in hospital on Tuesday night, they said in a statement.

Hoskins, who was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe for his role in “Mona Lisa” in 1986, retired from acting in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

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