Actor Bob Hoskins retiring; Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease


Posted on: November 24, 2016

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British actor Bob Hoskins announced his retirement from acting today, after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Bummer “@BBCBreaking: British actor Bob Hoskins retires after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Details soon

— Devin Faraci (@devincf) August 8, 2012

Hoskins’ statement, via BBC News:

“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,” said the statement.

“Bob is now looking forward to his retirement with his family, and would greatly appreciate that his privacy be respected at this time.”

Fans immediately tweeted out words of support for the actor who starred in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “Cotton Club,” “The Long Good Friday” and “Hook,” among many others. Hoskins, raised in working-class London, has a great body of work that has spanned four decades.

It's been confirmed that Bob Hoskins has been diagnosed with Parkinson's, and has retired from acting. Awfully sad – great actor, great guy.

— Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) August 8, 2012

Sad to hear that great actor & brilliant, warm person Bob Hoskins is retiring due to Parkinson's disease. #BestWishesBob

— Will Black (@WillBlackWriter) August 8, 2012

Bob Hoskins is retiring from acting; he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Saddened to hear this news. A brilliant body of work…

— Lorna Cooper (@Coops_tv) August 8, 2012

Just heard about Bob Hoskins retiring from film to concentrate on his big battle with parkinsons disease. We are with you mate, be strong!!

— Lee Deeble (@LeeDeeble) August 8, 2012

The legend that is Bob Hoskins is to retire from acting. #SadTimes

— Jonesy (@MrThingamajigs) August 8, 2012

Bob Hoskins retiring because of Parkinsons bums me out. Go watch The Long Good Friday if you haven't already. British crime cinema goodness.

— Zack Stentz (@MuseZack) August 8, 2012

My thoughts are with Bob Hoskins during this hard time… We love you Mr. Hoskins, you are a true legend indeed.

— Robert Holik (@IAmRobertHolik) August 8, 2012

Giving a standing ovation to Bob Hoskins, a great man who had a wonderful career indeed. We're gonna miss you, sad to see you retire!

— Robert Holik (@IAmRobertHolik) August 8, 2012

V sorry to hear about #Bob Hoskins. My Dad had Parkinson's. Still no cure. But you can get help from @ParkinsonsUK

— Jane Hill (@JaneHillNews) August 8, 2012

Parkinson’s UK is tweeting out further information about the disease.

We're sorry to learn Bob Hoskins has Parkinson's. We've been asked by newspapers/radio about what this diagnosis means:

— Parkinson's UK (@ParkinsonsUK) August 8, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Hoskins. We wish him a wonderful retirement with his wife, Linda, and his four children. His fabulous acting will be greatly missed.

What a great loss for film lovers with Bob Hoskins announced retirement…..we will cherish his body of work for decades to come.

— debbie lynn elias (@moviesharkd) August 8, 2012

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