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Actor Bob Hoskins Dies at Age 71

Bob Hoskins, who starred in 1988's "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," has died after a bout with pneumonia at age 71.
Bob Hoskins, who starred in 1988's "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," has died after a bout with pneumonia at age 71.

"We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob. Bob died peacefully at a hospital last night surrounded by family," his family wrote in a statement shared with NBC News on Wednesday. "We ask that you respect our privacy during this time and thank you for your messages of love and support."

Hoskins, who was a staple in the British film industry, was perhaps best known for his part in "Roger Rabbit" playing detective Eddie Valient. The role earned him a Golden Globe nomination for best actor in a comedy musical. Hoskins also earned an Oscar nod for his portrayal of ex-con George in 1986's "Mona Lisa." He went on to star in "Mermaids" with Cher, portrayed Smee in "Hook" and played J. Edgar Hoover in "Nixon." His last Hollywood role was in 2012's "Snow White and the Huntsman," in which he played elder dwarf Muir.

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