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Published On: Thu, Aug 9th, 2012

‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ star Bob Hoskins retires due to Parkinson’s disease

Bob Hokins was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease last year and in a new statement released Wednesday, his agent says the famed British actor is retiring.

The 69-year-old actor has starred in Hollywood hits such as “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” and the homegrown underworld classic “The Long Good Friday.”

Hoskins will be setting aside a “wonderful career” to spend time with his family.

“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”, the statement said.

Hoskins received an Oscar nomination for his 1987 turn in Neil Jordan’s Mona Lisa, which earned him a BAFTA and a Golden Globe for Best Actor.

His last role was in Snow White And The Huntsman, released earlier this year, in which he played one of the dwarves.

Hoskins skipped that film’s premieres and promotion.

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