Lord of the Rings Star Ian Holm Dead at 88

Actor Ian Holm, star of Lord of the Rings and Alien, has passed away at the age of 88, his agent has confirmed.

von Jess Cohen Jun 19, 2020 12:48Tags

Sir Ian Holm has passed away at the age of 88.

The actor, who starred in Lord of the Rings and Alien, died Friday morning in a hospital in London, his agent confirmed. "It is with great sadness that the actor Sir Ian Holm CBE passed away this morning at the age of 88. He died peacefully in hospital, with his family and carer," his rep said in a statement, while also sharing that Holm's illness was Parkinson's related. "Charming, kind and ferociously talented, we will miss him hugely."

As news of Holm's passing emerged on Friday, numerous tributes began to pour out on social media for the beloved actor.

"We are very sorry to hear of the death of Ian Holm," the BAFTA Twitter account wrote. "Nominated for 6 BAFTAs in his wide-ranging and successful career across TV and film, he is pictured here winning the Supporting Actor award for his role in Chariots Of Fire in 1981."

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Holm also received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Chariots of Fire.

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In 1967, Holm won a Tony Award for his role in The Homecoming. Holm was also nominated for two Emmy Awards throughout his career, and in 2004, Holm won a Screen Actors Guild Award along with his Lord of the Rings co-stars for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Holm played character Bilbo Baggins in the franchise.