The tragic news is just in that actor Sir Ian Holm has passed away at the age of eighty-eight.

Keep scrolling to learn about his remarkable life...

 

Sir Ian Holme has sadly died.

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He was eighty-eight-years-old.

Born in Essex, 1931...

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A visit to the dentist led to an introduction to Henry Baynton, a well-known provincial Shakespearean actor who helped Holm train for admission to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he secured a place in 1949.

However, his studies were interrupted a year later...

He was called up for National Service in the British Army, during which he was posted to Klagenfurt, Austria, and attained the rank of Lance Corporal. He was then interrupted a second time when he volunteered to go on an acting tour of the United States in 1952.

It wasn't until 1965 when he made his first television appearance...

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In 1965, he played Richard III in the BBC serialization of The Wars of The Roses, based on the RSC production of the plays, and in 1969 he played the lead in Dennis Potter's Moonlight on the Highway.

Holm then started to make quite a name for himself...

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He landed minor roles in films such as Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), and Young Winston (1972). In 1967, he won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play as Lenny in The Homecoming by Harold Pinter.

But what Holm was best known for...

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Was his role as Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003).

He later reprised his role as an elder Bilbo Baggins...

This was in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014). Martin Freeman portrayed the young Bilbo Baggins in those movies.

The actor's resume started to look pretty impressive...

He was also recognized for his roles in Alien (1979), Chariots of Fire (1981), and The Fifth Element (1998).

Alongside his career, the actor was married 4 times...

His first 3 marriages ended in divorce, and he married his final wife, Sophie de Stempel, in 2003 who he was with until the end of his life.

Holm also had 5 children...

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But he received the terrible news several years ago that he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

He had been battling the disease ever since...

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And sadly, he drew his last breath on the 19th of June 2020, at the age of eighty-eight.

Holm's agent confirmed this sad news.

"It is with great sadness that the actor Sir Ian Holm CBE passed away this morning at the age of 88," his agent confirmed. "Charming, kind, and ferociously talented, we will miss him hugely."

Tributes have been flooding in from all around the world for the actor...

People are devastated by this tragic loss.

He inspired an entire generation of actors...

And so many people looked up to him.

He inspired the lives of many...

And he gave millions so much entertainment through his wide range of characters.

He will forever be known as Bilbo Baggins...

Nobody could have done a better job.

Holm's agent went on to confirm that he peacefully passed away in hospital surrounded by his family and carers...

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His death was in relation to his battle with Parkinson's.

Rest in Peace, Ian.

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Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family during this terrible time.