LONDON, April 30 British actor Bob 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, his publicist said on Wednesday.
A statement issued on behalf of his wife Linda and his
children said: "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."
(Reporting by Michael Roddy; Editing by Janet Lawrence)