(Relevant) The majestic actor Ian Holm has passed away at the age of 88. Over the course of his long career, he cemented himself into the imaginations of multiple generations through his work as Ash in Alien, Sam in Chariots of Fire and, of course, Bilbo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings movies.
“It is with great sadness thatthe actor Sir Ian Holm CBE passed away this morning at the age of 88,” his agent told Guardian. “He died peacefully in hospital, with his family and carer. Charming, kind and ferociously talented, we will miss him hugely.” His agent noted that Holm’s passing was related to Parkinson’s Disease.