Ian Holm,the British actor famous for Bilbo Baggins and King Lear, has died at age 88. His cause of death on Friday 19th June, was related to Parkinson's disease, according to agent, Alex Irwin.Some of his iconic films were,Alien,Chariots of fire and Lord of the ring.
His roles as Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit endeared him to fans and secured his place as one of the most loved actors of all times. Holm was nominated for an Oscar for
his role in Chariots of Fire,but first reached wide audiences through his performance in Alien. Ian Holm was very versatile and this saw him play everyone from King Lear to an android to a hobbit.
Born outside London in 1931, Ian Holm joined the Royal Shakespeare Company when it was founded three decades later, and was celebrated for his stage work. His portrayal of Lenny in the premiere production of Harold Pinter's The Homecoming won him a Tony Award after its transfer from the West End to Broadway. But he suffered a severe case of stage fright in 1976, during a performance of The Iceman Cometh, and largely turned to movie and television work afterwards. He didn't return to theater for almost two decades.