Ian Holm , the British actor who played the hobbit Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy and received an Oscar nomination for his role in the legendary film 'Chariots of Fire', has died in London at the 88 years .

"It is with great sadness that we announce the actor Sir Ian Holm passed away this morning at the age of 88. He died peacefully in the hospital, surrounded by his family," confirmed his agent to the British newspaper The Guardian, in which he noted that the interpreter died of medical conditions. related to Parkinson's that he suffered for years. "He was charming, kind and fiercely talented, we will greatly miss him," he concludes.

With more than a hundred titles behind him as an actor, among which, in addition to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, are such popular films as ' The Fifth Element ' , ' Alien, the Eighth Passenger ',' The Airman ',' Brazil ' Holm won a Bafta and was nominated for an Oscar for his role as maverick athletic trainer Sam Mussabini in the 1981 film ' Chariots of Fire '.

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