Actor Ian Holm, star of movies including The Lord of the Rings and Alien, has passed away aged 88.
The sad news was confirmed by The Guardian, who received the following statement from Holm’s agent: “It is with great sadness thatthe actor Sir Ian Holm CBE passed away this morning at the age of 88,” they said. “He died peacefully in hospital, with his family and carer,” adding that his illness was Parkinson’s related. “Charming, kind and ferociously talented, we will miss him hugely.”
Social media is currently being flooded with messages of sorrow for Holm, who was one of the most recognisable and wonderfully talented actors of our generation. Holm’s vast catalogue of roles includes everything from Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings, to Chariots of Fire.
Rest in peace, Ian Holm.
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