Veteran actor Bob Hoskins, who has appeared in a wide variety of films, has recently announced his retirement from the craft of acting.
Hoskins, 69, has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, a debilitating disease of the nervous system that he shares with fellow greats Muhammad Ali and Michael J. Fox. A statement was released by his representative which read, "Bob Hoskins wishes to announce that he will be retiring from acting, following his diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease last autumn. He wishes to thank all the great and brilliant people he was 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 appeared in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Hook, and Unleashed, filmed his last role as one of the seven dwarves in this year's Snow White & The Huntsman. The Academy Award nominated actor will always be fondly remembered for his antics alongside that vivacious Jessica Rabbit. Don't believe us? Well, take a look at the reminder clip below:
Our thoughts and well wishes are with Hoskins and his family in this difficult time.