Actor Ian Holm known for his role as Bilbo Baggins in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit died Friday morning.
The great Ian Holm is dead. Wonderful actor and it’s so sad to see him go. Farewell, you did great work Sir –
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— Eddie Izzard (@eddieizzard) June 19, 2020
According to his agent, he died after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
I always loved Ian Holm’s quietly quirky and selflessly chameleon-like way of not only disappearing into any role, but also fully embracing the often fantastical worlds of those characters, no matter their place in time and space. A wonderful actor. R.I.P. https://t.co/0fOUvaLMKH pic.twitter.com/YeY8VdJnVs
— Charles de Lauzirika (@Lauzirika) June 19, 2020
He won a Tony Award in 1967 for his role as Lenny in The Homecoming.
His first major role was in 1979 in Alien.
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— Richard Armitage (@RCArmitage) June 19, 2020
In 1981 he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for playing coach in Chariots of Fire.
— IMDb (@IMDb) June 19, 2020