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Old 08-08-2012, 07:09 PM
Bob Hoskins To Retire From Acting After Being Diagnosed With Parkinson's

This is so sad. He was so underappreciated and deserved more great roles.

Thanks for all the great work you've done all these years Bob. I wish you and your family well.,0,86488.story

Bob Hoskins, the "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" actor seen most recently in "Snow White and the Huntsman," has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and will retire from acting, it was announced Wednesday.

The 69-year-old father of four made the decision "following his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease last autumn," read a statement from his agent obtained by Movies Now. "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, who turns 70 in October, has more than 100 movies, TV movies and TV series to his name, according to IMDb, and was Oscar-nominated for his lead role in "Mona Lisa."
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