Actor Bob Hoskins dies aged 71

Actor Bob Hoskins has died following pneumonia at the age of 71, his agent Clair Dobbs said today.

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Family left 'devastated' by loss of 'beloved Bob'

Hoskins' wife Linda and children Alex, Sarah, Rosa and Jack said they were "devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob".

Comedian Eric Sykes and Bob Hoskins pictured in 1997. Credit: Press Association

In a statement, they added: "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."

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