British actor Ian Holm passed away on Friday at the age of 88. This is reported by the British newspaper The Guardian on the authority of its manager.
Holm had Parkinson’s disease.
He was best known to the general public for the role of Bilbo Baggins, who he played in the successful series of Lord of the Rings films.
He also starred in the 1979 SF movie Alien.
The British actor received numerous awards during his career, including a BAFTA and some Tony’s.