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Arts and Entertainment

'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' Actor Bob Hoskins Retires From Acting After Parkinson's Diagnosis

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Actor Bob Hoskins announced that he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and has decided to retire from acting at age 69.Hoskins most recently had a role in "Snow White and the Huntsman," but he might best be known for his role as P.I. Eddie Valiant in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" In it, he delivers one of our favorite movie quotes: "Who needs a car in L.A.? We have the best public transportation system in the world."

Hoskins released a brief statement announcing his retirement:


"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 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 is the father of four who has had roles in more than 100 movies, according to his IMDB profile.