Bob Hoskins, Who Framed Roger Rabbit Star, Dies at 71

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Bob Hoskins, the Oscar nominee and star of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, has died of pneumonia.

He was 71.

The actor had retired in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, with his last part coming in Snow White and the Huntsman.

Hoskins earned critical acclaim for his roles in films like Mona Lisa, for which he earned an Academy Award nomination, as well as Mermaids, Nixon, The Honorary Consul and The Long Good Friday.

American audiences know him best for his portrayal of private detective Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, an innovative fantasy comedy in which humans and cartoon characters interact.

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