We have sad news to report today as famous British Actor and Celebrity Ian Holm has passed away at the age of 88. Holm died peacefully in the hospital Friday morning, June 19th, 2020. Due to a Parkinson’s-related illness. However, he did have his family and caretaker by his side when he went, said his agent Alex Irwin.
The veteran actor was born in Essex, England in 1931. He got his start in acting when he attended the RADA drama school in London. Holm was a very well-known and versatile lead and character actor. In his most famous roles. Holm portrayed Bilbo Baggins in the “Lord of the Rings” movie trilogy and Ash in the film “Alien.”
Holm earned an Oscar nomination for his compelling performance. Playing athletics coach Sam Mussabini in the 1981 movie “Chariots of Fire.”Other film roles Holm portrayed were Father Vito Cornelius in the 1997 film “The Fifth Element” and Professor Fitz in the 2004 hit movie “Avatar.”
However, In 1989, he was named Commander of the British Empire (CBE) and in 1998 Holm was Knighted for services to drama. We at AEE, send our heartfelt condolences to the Holm Family. We also pay our respects and remember his life, legacy, and career.
RIP Ian Holm, sir you will be missed.