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Actor Bob Hoskins diagnosed with Parkinson's, retiring

LONDON (AP) -- British actor Bob Hoskins says he is retiring after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

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In a statement released Wednesday through his agent, the 69-year-old performer thanked his fans and said he's had a "wonderful career."

The statement said Hoskins was diagnosed with the degenerative nerve disease last fall.

The London actor -- a specialist in tough guys with a tender streak -- starred in British classics including "The Long Good Friday" and "Mona Lisa," as well as the Hollywood hit "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"

Earlier this year, he was seen as one of the seven dwarves in "Snow White and the Huntsman," starring Kristen Stewart.

Aug 8, 2012 10:49AM

Tragic, great actor. Perhaps there will be a cure in the not to distant future.

Aug 8, 2012 10:42AM

this makes me sad....he is agreat man and an amazing actor,and ive always been a big sorry to hear he is going to have to deal with such a terribly debilitating disease


take care of yerself,bob!

Aug 8, 2012 11:00AM

Thank You for your body of work.



Aug 8, 2012 10:47AM
Thank you for an awesome career. We will miss your presence on the screen. You are truly one of the best actors to grace the world of cinema.
Aug 8, 2012 11:58AM
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