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British actor Bob Hoskins attends a news conference for the film 'Mrs. Henderson Presents' at the 30th Toronto International Film Festival in this September 9, 2005 file photo. Hoskins, who rose to fame for his performance in the film "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and dozens of others, has died after a bout of pneumonia at the age of 71.REUTERS/Mike Cassese/Files

Actor Bob Hoskins dead at age 71

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By Michael Roddy

LONDON (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.

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