Veteran Actor Bob Hoskins Is Dead At 71

Veteran British actor Bob Hoskins, whose notable work includes Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The Long Good Friday, Mona Lisa, and Hook, has died at age 71. Per the AP:

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.”

In 2012 Hoskins announced that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and was retiring from acting.

Hoskins was not only a remarkably versatile actor who made every role his own, but he also hated Super Mario Bros. the most of all. He will be missed.