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Fri Jun 19, 2020, 02:53 PM

Ian Holm, 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Chariots of Fire' star, dead at 88

Ian Holm, an actor best known for starring in Chariots of Fire and as Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings, has died at the age of 88.

Holm died Friday in the hospital surrounded by family, his agent confirmed to The Guardian, noting that his illness was Parkinson's related.

Holm was a longtime member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and won a Tony award for portraying Lenny in Harold Pinter's The Homecoming.

He started his film career in 1968 with an adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Holm portrayed Ash, the decapitated android in 1979's Alien and was track coach Sam Mussabini in 1981's Chariots of Fire, which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Holm was the hobbit Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy and appeared again as the character in 2012's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and 2014's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

At: https://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/2020/06/19/Ian-Holm-Lord-of-the-Rings-and-Chariots-of-Fire-star-dead-at-88/5911592568711/



Sir Ian Holm, 1931-2020, as the amiable mismanager Mr. Kurtzman in Terry Gilliam's Brazil.

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Fri Jun 19, 2020, 03:06 PM

1. Sad news.

Bilbo Baggins won't be celebrating his hundred and eleventeenth birthday after all!

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Fri Jun 19, 2020, 03:19 PM

2. RIP.

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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:58 PM

3. He's gone to the Gray Havens

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