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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bob Hoskins dead: Actor dies after battle with pneumonia, aged 71


by JENN SELBY, The Independent

Bob Hoskins

Bob Hoskins has died of pneumonia at the age of 71, his agent Lindy King has confirmed.

In a statement, his wife Linda and children, Alex, Sarah, Rosa and Jack, said: "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob.

"Bob died peacefully in 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."

Hoskins, whose screen roles during his four-decade-long career included gritty gangster films and animated hits like Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, retired from acting in 2012 after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

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