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?"
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