British acting legend Bob Hoskins -- who played P.I. Eddie Valiant in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" and Smee in "Hook" -- just announced ... he's retiring from acting after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
The 69-year-old actor issued a statement earlier today, claiming he was diagnosed last fall. Hoskins also thanked his fans for their support, saying he had a "wonderful career."
No kidding -- his career spanned roughly 80 movies ... and his work in the British films "The Long Good Friday" and "Mona Lisa" earned him a Cannes Award, a Golden Globe for Best Actor, several BAFTA Awards, and an Academy Award nomination.
Then again ... Hoskins also starred in the 1993 live action "Super Mario Bros."
'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' Star
I'm RETIRING from Acting
... I Have Parkinson's
8/8/2012 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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