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Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian Holm dies aged 88 after battle with Parkinson’s disease 

Lord of the Rings hobbit Sir Ian Holm who played Bilbo Baggins in hit film franchise dies aged 88 after battle with Parkinson’s disease

Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian Holm has died aged 88 following a battle with Parkinson’s disease, his family has announced. 

‘He died peacefully in hospital, with his family and carer… Charming, kind and ferociously talented, we will miss him hugely,’ his relatives said today.

Sir Ian famously played Bilbo Baggins in the hit trilogy and revived the role for the later Hobbit film series. 

Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian Holm has died aged 88 following a battle with Parkinson’s disease, his family has announced

Sir Ian famously played Bilbo Baggins in the hit trilogy and revived the role for the later Hobbit film series

Sir Ian famously played Bilbo Baggins in the hit trilogy and revived the role for the later Hobbit film series

Born in Essex in 1931, his career thrived both on screen and on stage, where he memorably played King Lear, for which he won the 1998 Olivier Award for best actor. 

He was also nominated for an Oscar for his performance in the 1981 movie, Chariots of Fire. 

Tributes began to pour in following this afternoon’s announcement, including from the British Film Industry which tweeted: ‘We’re saddened to hear that Sir Ian Holm, star of Lords of the Rings and Alien, has passed away.’ 

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