Sir Ian Holm, Actor Known For Roles As Bilbo Baggins And Ash, Passes Away At 88

Sir Ian Holm, widely known for his portrayals of Bilbo Baggins in Lord Of The Rings and Ash in Alien, has passed away peacefully from Parkinson’s complications. He was 88. His agent confirmed the news, writing, “He died peacefully in hospital, with his family and carer. Charming, kind and ferociously talented, we will miss him hugely.”

Though Holm is best known to modern audiences for his roles as Bilbo, Holm had a storied acting career, earning a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role as Sam Mussabini in Chariots of Fireand had memorable turns in The Fifth Element, Brazil and Hamlet.

Holm was unable to attend Josh Gad’s Reunited Apart reunion with the Lord of the Rings cast, writing, “I am sorry to not see you in person, I miss you all and hope your adventures have taken you to many places, I am in lockdown in my hobbit home, or holm.”

Holm was knighted in 1998 for “services to drama.”

Online tributes to Holm and his career poured out as the news spread on Twitter.

Source – Know Your Meme News

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