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Bob Hoskins dead at 71 after suffering from pneumonia

Bob Hoskins has died of pneumonia at the age

of 71, his agent has said.

The much-loved English actor, who starred in films

such as The Long Good Friday and Who Framed

Roger Rabbit, died last night in hospital.

His family released a statement saying they were

'devastated'.

His wife Linda and children Alex, Sarah, Rosa and

Jack said: 'We are devastated by the loss of our

beloved Bob.

'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, who was born in Bury St Edmunds, West

Suffolk, announced he was retiring from acting in

2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson's

disease.

His breakthrough role came in Dennis Potter's

1978 series Pennies From Heaven in which he played the lovelorn sheet

music salesman Arthur Parker.

He won Bafta and Golden Globe best actor awards

for his role in 1986 British mystery drama Mona

Lisa.

[METRO UK]

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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