In a shock announcement from Tinseltown agent Bobby Golightly, the prominent 80's actor Zac Rabbit has died of myxomatosis.
Rabbit found fame as Roger, starring alongside Bob Hoskins, in the lead to the 1988 classic 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit', a biopic of his great great great grandfathers struggle with an erroneous murder charge, during the 1940's.
After the success of the movie, Rabbit went on to perform several critically acclaimed roles, including Thumper Harrison in the 90's remake of Bambie, Frank - a white rabbit in Donnie Darko, his only non-animated role, and a much hailed two year stint on Broadway as Peter Rabbit, in Beatrix Potter's Tales.
Zac lead a life of excess. He was often thrust into the headlines for all the wrong reasons. In 1992 he was famously caught on CCTV stealing carotts from Mr. McGregor's garden. This was often accepted as a publicity stunt and a tribute to Peter, partner to Beatrix Potter, and a real life late Uncle of his, whom he would later play on the stage.
True fame came, however, in the form of friend and fellow actor, Bob Hoskins.
"Yeah, I got 'im the role as Roger, 'is relation from years ago," he tells us, "he was proper made up! Good little actor was Zac, only fing is, 'e never got away from bein' called Roger from then on...no one called 'im Zac, that was it 'e was Roger. I fink 'e started t'believe it 'imself...t'this day, people'll still mourn Roger, not Zac, shame!"
Zac died peacefully at home, after being smacked with a shovel.
His head has now been framed, and looks rather good above the mantelpiece.