Actor Bob Hoskins, who played Mario in the 1993 Super Mario Bros. movie, has passed away at age 71. The British actor's long career also crossed paths in many folks' childhoods in his role as Eddie Valiant, the down-on-his-luck detective trying to figure out Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Hoskins also had plenty of roles for adult audiences, including The Long Good Friday, Brazil, Mona Lisa and Mermaids. The actor announced in 2012 he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and was retiring from acting; he passed away following a bout of pneumonia.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.