SWATH TO LOSE A LEGEND:
BOB HOSKINS RETIRES FROM ACTING DUE TO HEALTH
Known to play the wise dwarf 'Muir', Bob Hoskins has announced his retirement from acting due to being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, according to ITV.
A statement was issued on behalf of the legendary 67-year old British actor:
"Bob Hoskins wishes to announce that he will be retiring from acting, following his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease last autumn.
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."
This is so unfortunate to lose such a wonderful and beloved actor at this time when his career was still going strong. His latest film Outside Bet was recently released.
Known for his roles in Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Hook, Hoskins has been acting over several decades.
Hoskins recently played the wise father figure in SWATH which was definitely heading towards something special.
We know all of the SWATH family and fans wish Mr. Hoskins well. Take care dear sir, we love you and will miss you.