Golden Globe Winner Bob Hoskins Dies

Actor Bob Hoskins, who has died aged 79

Golden Globe winner Bob Hoskins has died of pneumonia at the age of 71. The British actor, who won his Best Actor Globe in 1987, for his performance in Mona Lisa, had been nominated twice more, for Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Mrs. Henderson Presents. In August 2012 he announced he was retiring from showbusiness after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. It marked the end of a film career which spanned four decades and included the British classics The Long Good Friday and Last Orders. His most recent appearance was playing the elf Muir in 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman.

Hoskins first gained fame in the 1978 British TV miniseries "Pennies from Heaven," and he appeared in at least one production every year from 1972 until his retirement.