British actor Bob Hoskins has passed away at the age of 71, following a bout with pneumonia. Two years ago the Who Framed Roger Rabbit star retired from film after being diagnosed with Parkinsons disease.

The actor's last film was Snow White and the Huntsman, released in 2012.

His second wife Linda and children Alex, Sarah, Rosa and Jack gave a statement: "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."

Hoskins was born in October 1942 in the English town of Bury St. Edmunds to parents Elsie, a nursery school teacher and cook, and Robert, who was a truck driver and worked as a book keeper.

Other than Roger Rabbit, Hoskins is known for his many film and TV roles including Maid in Manhattan, Spice World, Mermaids, Hook, Super Mario Bros. and many more.