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Bob Hoskins announces retirement after Parkinson's diagnosis

Bob Hoskins has announce he will retire from acting at the age of 69, after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease last autumn.

A statement released by his representative read: “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’ most well-known roles include The Long Good Friday, Brazil, Mona Lisa, Twenty Four Seven, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and Felicity’s Journey.

He recently appeared in Made In Dagenham and Snow White and the Huntsman.

Readers' comments (2)

  • COLIN MATTHEWS

    How very sorry to read about Bob Hoskins, at only 69 to have such a illness. I wish him great luck and I only they find a cure very soon. Take care and every blessing to you.
    Colin Matthews, Cornwall.

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  • Very sorry indeed to hear of Bob Hoskins diagnosis. Good Luck to him in his fight against Parkinson's disease. he is far too young at 69 for us to lose him. Thank you Bob for all the great performances.

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