British actor Bob Hoskins has died. He passed away at the age of 71 from pneumonia.

Hoskins, best known for his roles in Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Long Good Friday, died Tuesday according to BBC News.

Hoskins wife Linda released a statement following his passing. 'We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob and we ask you respect our privacy during this time. Thank you for your messages of love and support.'

Hoskins retired from acting in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. He starred in a number of films including Mermaids, Hook, Neverland, Nixon, A Christmas Carol and his final role in Snow White and the Huntsman.

Here he is with Jim Carrey and Colin Firth at the premiere of A Christmas Carol in 2009.

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