“Veteran British actor Ian Holm has died at age 88. He was beloved by audiences as Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit.
“He was nominated for an Oscar for his role in Chariots of Fire, and first reached wide audiences in Alien. His death on Friday was related to Parkinson’s disease, his agent, Alex Irwin, told NPR.
“Ian Holm could play everyone from King Lear to an android to a hobbit. He told NPR’s All Things Considered in 2002 that he was less interested in fame than in being a good actor.”
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