Actor Bob Hoskins dies at 71, publicist says

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
The British actor starred in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "Mermaids," and "Super Mario Bros."

Bob Hoskins

(NBC) - British actor Bob Hoskins has died.

Hoskins' career spanned more than three decades and included leading roles in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and "Mona Lisa."

A statement from his wife and children said he died "peacefully at a hospital last night surrounded by family, following a bout of pneumonia."

In 2012, Hoskins announced he was retiring from acting and was suffering from Parkinson's Disease.

He died at the age of 71.


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