Lord of the Rings star Ian Holm has died

British actor Ian Holm has died at the age of 88.

Holm, who played Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, died Friday at a London hospital following a battle with Parkinson's disease.

"It is with great sadness that actor Sir Ian Holm CBE dies this morning at the age of 88," his agent told The Guardian. "He died peacefully in the hospital with his family and guardian. We are dearly missed by the lovely, kind, and wildly talented."

After an illustrious theatrical career, Holm garnered fans around the world with the role of Android Ash in Ridley Scott's 1979 film Alien. He won a supporting role in Bafta and received an Oscar nomination for athletics coach Sam Musabini in the 1981 film Charities of Fire, and was a regular on film and TV screens, appearing in films such as Fifth Element and Terry Attendance. Brazil of Gilliam.

However, for the role of Frodo's uncle, Bilbo Baggins, in JRR's adaptation of Jackson. He is best known for his work on Tolkien's fantasy novels. He played this role in The Fellowship of the Ring and The Return of the King, as well as a smaller version of the character in The Hobbit films with Martin Freeman.

He has a fourth wife, Sophie de Stempel, and five children from previous relationships, as well as his third wife, actress Penelope Wilson.

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