Oscar-nominated Actor Bob Hoskins Dies of Pneumonia at 71

British actor Bob Hoskins arrived at the World Premiere of "Made in Dagenham" in London on Sept. 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file) –AP

Academy Award nominee Bob Hoskins, star of films such as 1988’s “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,’’ has died of pneumonia, the BBC reports. He was 71.

“We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob,’’ the actor’s family, including his wife Linda and children Alex, Sarah, Rosa and Jack, said in a statement via the report.

Hoskins announced his retirement from acting in 2012, the year of his most recent film role (“Snow White and the Huntsman’’), after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

The British star won a Golden Globe in 1987 for his portrayal of George in the crime drama “Mona Lisa’’ (1986) alongside Michael Caine and Robbie Coltrane. He was also nominated for an Oscar for the role.

Hoskins’s first IMDB acting credit was in 1972. His career spanned 40 years and includes 114 titles.

We’ll have more details as they become available.


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