English actor Ian Holm, best known for his roles in The Lord of the Rings and Alien, died at the age of 88.

English actor Ian Holm, best known for his roles in The Lord of the Rings and Alien, died at the age of 88.
It is with great sadness that we can confirm that actor Sir Ian Holm CBE died this morning at the age of 88, the statement said. He died peacefully in the hospital with his family and his caretaker. His illness was related to Parkinson's. 

The statement continued: He was a stage and screen genius, winning many awards and loved by directors, audiences, and his colleagues alike. His brilliant wit was always accompanied by a mischievous twinkle in his eye. Charming, kind. , And fiercely talented, we'll miss him. Too much.

Holm portrayed Bilbo Baggins in "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" from 2001, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" from 2003, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey from 2012" And "The Hobbit." 2014: The Fight of the Five Armies ".

He is also known as Ash in "Alien" in 1979 and Sam Musabini in 1981's "Chariots of Fire".

"Chariot of Fire" earned him a BAFTA Film Award for Best Supporting Artist, a Cannes Film Festival Award, and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

He won the BAFTA Award in 1969 for "The Bofors Gun" and received four other nominations for various projects from 1979 to 1996. He was also nominated for two Emmy Awards, one for "Performance" in 1992 and "The Last of the Blonde Bombshells" in 2000.

Holm is survived by his wife Sophie de Stampel and five children from previous relationships: Harry, Jessica, Barnaby, Sarah-Jane and Lissy.

Holm's fans and colleagues turned to social media to pay tribute to the deceased star.

Ridley Scott, director of the 1979 horror film "Alien," called Holm "a great talent and a great man".

Scott said in a statement to USA Today, "I had such a good and fruitful time with Ian, and with my sole regret was not having acted even once." "I talked to me a lot during production, which I found very helpful."

Scott said "we'll miss him."

BAFTA shared a photo of Holm on Twitter at their 1981 award show.

"We deeply regret the death of Ian Holm. Nominated for 6 BAFTAs in his extensive and successful television and film career. He won the Supporting Actor Award in 1981 for his role in Chariots of Fire."

Actor Samuel West tweeted, "My daughter asked me why I am so sad. Ian Holm passed away. Who is Ian Holm? An actor? A great actor? Yes. A great actor ... RIP."

Director Edgar Wright has called Holm a "gifted actor" who brings a plethora of fun, heart-breaking and terrifying parts.

Writer John Schulz tweeted, "Oh, what a loss. Such a good actor, he did everything he did so much better being in it."

Thanks to Bilbo, Napoleon (twice), Sweet Herefair, Big Knight, Brazil, and of course the iconic Ash, "Before the Alien was quoted, he continued." I can't lie to you about your opportunities, but .. you have my sympathy. "

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