British actor, Ian Holm ‘Lord of the Rings’ star, dead at age 88

British actor, Ian Holm 'Lord of the Rings' star, dead at age 88

British actor, Ian Holm, active on a film title ‘Lord of the Rings’ star, has been reported dead at age 88, according to his agent.

Before his death, Ian Holm was born in Essex, southeast England, in 1931, Holm attended the RADA drama school in London.

Ian Holm was a great British actor who has been successfully seen in different stages of the film he moved into television and later movie acting.

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Holm also played Father Vito Cornelius in “The Fifth Element” (1997) and Professor Fitz in “The Aviator” (2004).

In 1989, he was named Commander of the British Empire (CBE) and in 1998 he was knighted for services to drama.

Holm died peacefully in the hospital Friday morning after a Parkinson’s-related illness, with his family and carer at his bedside, his agent, Alex Irwin, said.

“His portrayal of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings trilogies ensured the magic of his craft could be shared by all generations,” Irwin said in a statement.

“He was a genius of stage and screen, winning multiple awards, and loved by directors, audiences, and his colleagues alike. His sparkling wit always accompanied a mischievous twinkle in his eye.

“Charming, kind, and ferociously talented, we will miss him hugely.”

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