Bob Hoskins Retires Due to Parkinsons Disease

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The Golden Globe-winning actor will bow out after a four-decade career.

British actor Bob Hoskins announced his retirement on Wednesday, after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

"Bob Hoskins wishes to announce that he will be retiring from acting, following his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease last autumn," his representative said in a statement. "He wishes to thank all the great and brilliant people he has worked with over the years, and all of his fans who have supported him during a wonderful career. Bob is now looking forward to his retirement with his family, and would greatly appreciate that his privacy be respected at this time."

Hoskins began his career in 1972 with a part in the British series Villiains, and broke out on the big screen as a gangster in 1980's The Long Good Friday. He earned a Golden Globe and BAFTA, as well as an Oscar nomination, for his leading role in 1986's Mona Lisa; while what may prove to be his most memorable role, as Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, came in 1988.

Most recently, Hoskins featured as the dwarf Muir in Snow White and the Huntsman.

 

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