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British actor Bob Hoskins dies aged 71

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British actor Bob Hoskins, the gruff star of films including "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and "The Long Good Friday", has died at the age of 71 following a bout of pneumonia, his family said. 

British actor Bob Hoskins poses during a photocall for his film "Hollywoodland" at the Venice International Film Festival on August 31, 2006

The short, stocky Londoner, who rose to fame in British gangster movies in the 1980s and went on to have a long career as a Hollywood character actor, died in hospital on Tuesday night.

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