British actor Ian Holm has passed away at the age of 88. The Lord of the Rings star had suffered from a Parkinsons-related illness. Some of Holm’s most memorable characters included: Bilbo Baggins, ‘Ash’ from Ridley Scott’s “Alien”, and his Academy Award winning performance as coach Sam Mussabini in “Chariots of Fire.”
Holm earned honors both on and off the stage; in 1989 he was appointed Commander of the British Empire. Nine years later, Queen Elizabeth II knighted Holm for his contributions to drama.