Photos: The films of Bob Hoskins, dead at 71

Photos: The films of Bob Hoskins, dead at 71

Bob Hoskins, who died Tuesday, April 29, at 71, was known for playing tough guys with soft hearts. In 1988's "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," probably his most famous film, he plays detective Eddie Valiant, who agrees to help the title character, who's being accused of murdering his wife.

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 12:37 PM

LONDON (AP) -- 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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