‘Roger Rabbit’ Star’s Failing Health
‘Roger Rabbit’ Star’s Failing Health, Bob Hoskins, star of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”, is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. ‘Roger Rabbit’ star Bob Hoskins retires from acting due to Parkinson’s Disease, Bob Hoskins — best known for his work in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” — announced his retirement from acting. Hoskins’s agent confirmed that the actor is suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
“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.”
Hoskins, 69, has starred in dozens of films during his career. In addition to the 1988 smash hit “Roger Rabbit,” in which he played washed-up private detective Eddie Valiant, Hoskins has starred in Steven Spielberg’s “Hook,” the cult classic “Brazil,” and “Mermaids” opposite Cher and Winona Ryder.
In a 2009 interview with the U.K’.s Telegraph, Hoskins spoke about his experiences on “Roger Rabbit.” Though it became his best-known film, the making of it wasn’t easy. “I think I went a bit mad while working on that. Lost my mind. The voice of the rabbit was there just behind the camera all the time…My daughter, when I came back from filming in San Francisco, she said ‘Dad, slow down, slow down. You’re going barmy, mate.’ And I was.”