A Bafta-winning actor, who is best know for his work in Lord Of The Rings, has died.
Actor Ian Holm has died today at the age of 88.
He was best known for his work as Bilbo Baggins in famous film saga.
Holm was born in 1931 in Essex and featured in many much-loved productions.
“It is with great sadness that the actor Sir Ian Holm CBE passed away this morning at the age of 88,” his agent said in a statement.
“He died peacefully in hospital, with his family and carer. Charming, kind and ferociously talented, we will miss him hugely.”
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Ian leaves behind his artist wife, Sophie de Stempel.
Holm won a Bafta and was nominated for an Oscar for his role as maverick athletics coach Sam Mussabini in the 1981 film Chariots of Fire.
He performed at the Shakespeare Memorial theatre in Stratford, staying on to become part of the Royal Shakespeare Company on its foundation in 1960.