LONDON -- British actor Bob Hoskins, who was best known for roles in "The Long Good Friday," "Mona Lisa" and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," has died of pneumonia at the age of 71.
His agent said he died on Tuesday in hospital, surrounded by family.
He was Oscar nommed in 1987 in the best actor category for crime drama "Mona Lisa," in which he starred opposite Michael Caine and Robbie Coltrane. The perf won him best actor awards at Cannes, the BAFTAs and the Golden Globes.
Other film credits included roles in Richard Benjamin's "Mermaids," alongside Cher, in 1990, as Smee in Steven Spielberg's "Hook" in 1991, and "Super Mario Bros." in 1993.
His most recent perf was in 2012′s "Snow White and the Huntsman," which starred Kristen Stewart.
He retired from acting in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
In a statement, his wife, Linda, and children Alex, Sarah, Rosa and Jack said they were "devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob."
"Bob died peacefully at hospital last night surrounded by family, following a bout of pneumonia," they said.
"We ask that you respect our privacy during this time and thank you for your messages of love and support."
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