Bob Hoskins passes away aged 71

Bob Hoskins passes away aged 71

The world famous actor suffered from Pneumonia

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The sad news has been announced that actor Bob Hoskins has passed away peacefully at hospital in England

A British star who was best known for hit movies such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Mona Lisa, for which he won Bafta and Golden Globe best actor awards.

In a statement, his wife Linda and children Alex, Sarah, Rosa and Jack have stated:

"We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob. He 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."

Hoskins, who was born in Suffolk in England, is known for having played cockneys and gangsters for much of his career, as well as Captain Hook's sidekick character 'Smee' in Hook and his final role of 2012 in Snow White and The Huntsmen. He suffered from Parkinson's disease in the later years of his life and retired from acting in 2012.

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