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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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British film industry 'has lost one of its true greats'

Bob Hoskins has died, aged 71, following a bout of pneumonia. Credit: Press Association

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has paid tribute to Bob Hoskins, saying: "For decades, Bob Hoskins has entertained television and film audiences of all age groups around the world. The British film industry has lost one of its true greats, and my thoughts and sympathies go out to his family and friends."

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