British actor Bob Hoskins has died aged 71 after a bout of pneumonia. He appeared in some of the most acclaimed British films of the past few decades, including gangster classic "The Long Good Friday" and Neil Jordan's 1986 film "Mona Lisa" for which he was nominated for a best-actor Academy Award.

His Hollywood breakthrough came as a detective investigating cartoon crime in the part-animated 1988 hit "Who Framed Roger Rabbit".

In 2012 Hoskins announced that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and was retiring from acting. His last role was as one of the seven dwarves in Snow White & The Huntsman, starring Kristen Stewart.