07:09 AM EDT 04/13/2013
The Long Good Friday
Originally posted 08/08/2012 01:50PM
Bob Hoskins, who has entertained audiences in lovable mug roles for some four decades, has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and is retiring from acting, the 69-year-old announced through his agent on Wednesday.
"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 rep's statement, according to a BBC report.
"Bob is now looking forward to his retirement with his family," the statement continued, "and would greatly appreciate that his privacy be respected at this time."
In addition to his wife Linda, Hoskins has four grown children from his two marriages.
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