(AP File Photo)
(AP File Photo)

British actor Bob Hoskins has died.

FOX News Radio's Simon Owen reports from London:

(AP File Photo)
(AP File Photo)

Bob Hoskins -- dying at age 71. His wife and four children in a statement saying he passed away peacefully in the hospital surrounded by family after a bout of pneumonia.

Hoskins -- known for his gravelly voice and diminutive stature is perhaps best-known for his role in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit".

("Who Framed Roger Rabbit") "I'm sorry I yanked your ears."//"All the times you yanked my ears?"

He also starred in "Hook", "The Cotton Club" and dozens of other movies. He won a Golden Globe in the 80's for "Mona Lisa".

But Hoskins retired in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, saying he wanted to spend time with his family.

In London, Simon Owen, FOX News Radio.