The British actor Ian Holm has died at the age of 88, according to a statement from his agent.
After forging a successful career on the stage, he moved into television and later movie acting.
Holm also played Father Vito Cornelius in “The Fifth Element” (1997) and Professor Fitz in “The Aviator” (2004).
In 1989, he was named Commander of the British Empire (CBE) and in 1998 he was knighted for services to drama.
Holm died peacefully in the hospital Friday morning after a Parkinson’s-related illness, with his family and carer at his bedside, his agent, Alex Irwin, said.
“His portrayal of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings trilogies ensured the magic of his craft could be shared by all generations,” Irwin said in a statement.
“He was a genius of stage and screen, winning multiple awards, and loved by directors, audiences and his colleagues alike. His sparkling wit always accompanied a mischievous twinkle in his eye.
“Charming, kind and ferociously talented, we will miss him hugely.”
He went on to work primarily in film, thanks to roles in such high-profile movies as The Fifth Element and the Lord of the Rings series.
It was 1981’s Chariots of Fire that saw him receive his best-supporting actor Oscar nomination.
The same film won him a Bafta, as did his supporting performance in The Bofors Gun in 1968.
Sir Ian played Bilbo in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films, having played Frodo Baggins for BBC radio in 1981.
Diminutive in stature, he was similarly well-cast as Pod in 1992 children’s series The Borrowers.
Holm’s death sparked a wave of tributes online.
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