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Oscar-nominated Actor Bob Hoskins Dies at 71

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Oscar-nominated British actor Bob Hoskins has died, according to a statement released by his family Wednesday.

The statement said that Hoskins died in a London hospital after a bout of pneumonia.

Hoskins earned an Academy Award nomination for his role as an ex-convict in the 1986 movie "Mona Lisa."

He was perhaps best known, however, for his portrayal of private detective Eddie Valiant in the 1988 comedy "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?," where he co-starred with a number of famous cartoon characters. Hoskins' other credits include "The Long Good Friday," "Brazil" and "Hook."

He retired from acting in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.

Bob Hoskins was 71 years old.

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