Ian Holm Dead: A Big Loss for Hollywood Industry

Ian Holm Dead: A Big Loss for Hollywood Industry

Ian Holmes,
a great name in the Hollywood industry has passed away at 88. His agent
confirmed his death and announced “
Holm died peacefully Friday morning in a
hospital, surrounded by his family and career, his agent, Alex Irwin, said in a
statement. His illness was Parkinson’s related.”

Sir Ian
Holm Cuthbert CBE
, known as Ian Holm was born on 12th September 1931
in Goodmayes, Essex, the UK to Scottish parents. He was a settled star of the prestigious
Royal Shakespeare Company before proving himself on television and film. He
played small as well as leading roles in many acclaimed films and TV series. He
made his debut in 1965 on television as Richard III in The War of the
(1965). He worked as a supporting actor in The Bofors Gun
(1968) for which he won his first BAFTA film Award. He was shot to stardom for
his role in Chariots
of Fire
(1981) as Sam Mussabini for which he was nominated for Oscar for
Best Actor in a Supporting Role. He is well known for his big action film roles
in The Fifth
 (1997) where he worked as father Vito  Cornelius, Bilbo in The Lord of the
Rings: The Return of the King
(2003)and as professor Fitz in The Aviator (2004)

He has won
many prominent awards and honors such as a Laurence Olivier Award, Tony Award,
and BAFTA Award. He was also nominated for Academy Award. He was honored with Commander of the
British Empire (CBE) in
1989 and Knight Bachelor for
his services to Drama in 1998.

Ian Holm left five
children, three daughters, and two sons from the first two of his four wives
and from an extra relationship. He also had a grandson named Archie.

Ian Holm was
treated for prostate cancer in 2001 and had been battling Parkinson’s disease
for quite some time which is also said to be the reason for his death on 19th
June 2020.

Many Famous
actors and politicians are paying their condolence and tribute on the social media
platform to the great actor.

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