Veteran British actor Bob Hoskins, the star of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, said on Wednesday he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and is retiring from acting.
"Bob Hoskins wishes to announce that he will be retiring from acting, following his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease last autumn," the actor's representatives said in a statement.
Hoskins, 69, started his career in the 1970s on British television shows such as Thick as Thieves and Rock Follies of '77 before moving into bigger film roles, such as 1980's The Long Good Friday and 1986's Mona Lisa, for which he earned a best actor Oscar nomination and won a Golden Globe award.
His big Hollywood break came in 1988, when he played Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, a role for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. He went on to play roles in 1990's Mermaids and 1991's Hook.
Hoskins plays one of the eight dwarves in this year's Snow White and the Huntsman, alongside Chris Hemsworth and Kristen Stewart.