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Bob Hoskins passes away at the age of 71

Bob Hoskins, the British actor who will be forever remembered for his work in ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit,’ ‘The Long Good Friday,’ ‘Mona Lisa,’ and ‘Super Mario Bros.,’ passed away at the age of 71. Of those films ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ may have been the most well-known, but Hoskins earned himself a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his work in ‘Mona Lisa’ back in 1987.
 
It was Hoskins’ publicist that confirmed his death this morning, stating that he died of complications from pneumonia. In 2011 Hoskins was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, which lead to his retirement from acting the following year. The last film Hoskins was apart of was another YA classic, Snow White and the Huntsman, which premiered in in 2012.
 
“We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob,” his wife Linda and their children Alex, Sarah, Rosa and Jack said in a statement, released Tuesday night. “Bob died peacefully at hospital last night surrounded by family, following a bout of pneumonia. We ask that you respect our privacy during this time and thank you for your messages of love and support.”