Veteran stage and film actor Sir Ian Holm, who played Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings films, has died at the age of 88.
Sir Ian, Oscar-nominated as the coach in Chariots of Fire, also played the android Ash in 1979's Alien. "It is with great sadness we can confirm 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," he added.
The veteran actor, who played Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings, dies peacefully in hospital.