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Wed Apr 30, 2014, 10:17 AM

Actor Bob Hoskins dead at 71



(Reuters) - British actor Bob Hoskins, whose roles ranged from London gangsters to FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover and who starred opposite a cast of cartoon characters in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", has died after a bout of pneumonia, his publicist said on Wednesday.

He was 71.

A statement issued on behalf of his wife Linda and his children 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."

Hoskins announced his retirement from acting in 2012, saying at the time that he was suffering from Parkinson's disease, an incurable muscular disorder.

http://news.msn.com/pop-culture/actor-bob-hoskins-dead-at-71-publicist

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Wed Apr 30, 2014, 10:22 AM

1. He did the most spot-on portrayal of Churchill in 'When Lions Roared' I've ever seen.

He did the most spot-on portrayal of Churchill in 'When Lions Roared' I've ever seen. A real master craftsman.

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