Oscar-nommed Bob Hoskins dies at 71

Oscar-nommed Bob Hoskins dies at 71

PanARMENIAN.Net - Actor Bob Hoskins has died at the age of 71, Digital Spy said.

His agent Clair Dobbs confirmed the news today (April 30). Hoskins had contracted pneumonia.

"We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob," said Hoskins's wife Linda and children Alex, Sarah, Rosa and Jack in a statement.

"Bob 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 won a Best Actor Oscar nomination for 1987's Mona Lisa, where he starred opposite Michael Caine and Robbie Coltrane.

He was also well known for playing gangster Harold Shand in 1980's The Long Good Friday, private investigator Eddie Valiant in ground-breaking 1988 fantasy comedy Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Smee in 1991's Hook.

Hoskins retired from acting in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

His final role came in that year's Snow White and the Huntsman, where he played Muir, one of the eight dwarves.

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