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Posted Wednesday, April 30th 2014 @ 8am  by The Associated Press

British actor Bob Hoskins, whose varied career ranged from ``Mona Lisa'' to ``Who Framed Roger Rabbit?'' has died aged 71.
A family statement released Wednesday by agent Clair Dobbs said Hoskins died in a hospital after a bout of pneumonia.
His wife Linda and children Alex, Sarah, Rosa and Jack, said: ``We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob.''
A versatile character actor capable of menace, poignancy and Cockney charm, Hoskins appeared in some of the most acclaimed British films of the past few decades, including gangster classic ``The Long Good Friday.''
In 2012 Hoskins announced that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and was retiring from acting.

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