Reuters reports that British actor Bob Hoskins has retired from acting after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The star of “Who Framed Rogger Rabbit” released a brief statement announcing his retirement and thanked everyone he has worked with throughout his career.
The 69-year-old actor was forced to end his acting career after he found out that he was suffering from Parkinson’s disease. He chose to inform his fans about his retirement through a press release like most celebrities do.
On Wednesday, his reps told the press that the “Mona Lisa” actor was retiring after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Although he didn’t provide too many details about his condition, Hoskins insisted on thanking his fans and the people he has worked with in his career for the love and the support they have always showed him. In the end, the reps asked the press to observe Bob’s right for privacy because he is looking forward to retire with his family.
At the beginning of his career in the 1970s, Hoskins received parts in British television shows, such as, “Thick of Thieves” and “Rock Follies of ‘77”. Later on, he starred in bigger films which brought him international fame. In the 1980, he played in the “Long Good Friday”, but it was his role in the 1986’s “Mona Lisa” that brought him a best actor Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe award.
Given that he was able to interpret different types of characters, Hoskins was a reputable actor in the British film industry. His Hollywood career started in 1988 when he played the part of Eddie Valiant in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”. Due to this movie he was nominated for a Golden Globe award and received many other roles from American directors.
Bob Hoskins’ retirement came as a surprise even for those who have had the chance of recently working with him. His latest movie role was as one of the eight dwarves in the acclaimed film, “Snow White and the Huntsman” featuring Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart.