Bob Hoskins has died, aged 71.
The sad news was confirmed by his agent Clair Dobbs earlier today. Hoskins had contracted pneumonia.
A short statement was released by his wife, Linda, and their four children.
“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.”
The legendary actor was best known for his roles in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Long Good Friday and Hook. He also earned am Oscar nomination for Best Actor for his performance in 1987’s Mona Lisa.
His last role was in Snow White and the Huntsman in 2012, and he retired from acting later that year after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.