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Bob Hoskins appears in a still from the 2010 film, Made in Dagenham. - Provided courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Bob Hoskins of 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' retires after Parkinson's diagnosis

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08/08/2012 by Olivia Allin

Bob Hoskins, who starred in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," has retired at age 69 after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, his rep announced on August 8.

"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," Hoskins' rep told the Associated Press in a statement. "Bob is now looking forward to his retirement with his family, and would greatly appreciate that his privacy be respected at this time."

The British actor was diagnosed with the degenerative nerve condition last fall. Parkinson's disease is an incurable, degenerative neurological disorder.

Hoskins most recently appeared opposite Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth in "Snow White & The Huntsman," as one of the seven dwarves.

Hoskins is best known for his portrayal of Eddie Valiant in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit." He has also appeared in films like "Mermaids," "Hook," "Super Mario Bros." and "Made in Dagenham."

He was nominated for a Best Actor in a Leading Role Oscar for his work int he 1986 film, "Mona Lisa."

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