Monday 06.07.2020

'Lord of the Rings' actor Ian Holm dies aged 88

He also starred in dozens of other film and television roles.
English actor Ian Holm and actress Judi Dench pose for a photograph. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/dpa.
English actor Ian Holm and actress Judi Dench pose for a photograph. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/dpa.

"Lord of the Rings" actor Ian Holm died on Friday aged 88, his agent told British media.

Holm is best known for playing Bilbo Baggins in the "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy. But he also starred in dozens of other film and television roles. For example, he also played Ash, the science officer who is revealed to be an android, in Ridley Scott's movie Alien.

"It is with great sadness that the actor Sir Ian Holm CBE passed away this morning at the age of 88," Holm's agents, Markham, Froggatt and Irwin, told The Guardian.

"He died peacefully in hospital, with his family and carer," the agents said.

"Charming, kind and ferociously talented, we will miss him hugely," they added.

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