Actor Bob Hoskins, known for 'Roger Rabbit,' dies at 71

(CNN) — Bob Hoskins, the pugnacious British actor known for playing gangsters, tough guys and working-class gentlemen in such films as "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "The Long Good Friday" and "Mermaids," has died, publicist Clair Dobbs said Wednesday 

Hoskins's father was a shy man, a bookkeeper; his mother, a nursery school cook, was more of an extrovert. Bob was their only child, born in 1942. By the mid-1980s he was an established Hollywood star with appearances in blockbusters including Who 

Known for his roles in films such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Brazil and the infamous Super Mario Bros movie, beloved British actor Bob Hoskins passed away yesterday at the age of 71. A familiar face on the big and 

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LONDON — British actor Bob Hoskins, best known for roles where he alternated gruffness and tenderness in “The Long Good Friday,” “Mona Lisa” and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” died of pneumonia on Tuesday. He was 71. His agent said he died in