British actor Bob Hoskins dies at 71

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Actor Bob Hoskins

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Actor Bob Hoskins attends the Moet British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate Market on December 5, 2010 in London, England. (Credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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(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."

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