Jarodemo
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Fri 19 Jun 2020
at 12:53
RIP Sir Ian Holm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53110391

A great actor, probably best known to gamers as Ash in Alien and Bilbo Baggins (the older one) in the LOTR and Hobbit films.

This message had punctuation tweaked by a moderator, as it was the wrong forum, at 12:55, Fri 19 June.

bigbadron
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Fri 19 Jun 2020
at 13:01
RIP Sir Ian Holm
:(

Also played Frodo in the 1982 BBC radio serialisation of LotR.
Akarui
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Fri 19 Jun 2020
at 13:06
RIP Sir Ian Holm
A great loss =(
Storm Caller
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Fri 19 Jun 2020
at 13:09
RIP Sir Ian Holm
Such a shame
SunRuanEr
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Fri 19 Jun 2020
at 13:16
RIP Sir Ian Holm
Fifth Element, too.

He was spectacular in everything he did.
Mahatatain
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Fri 19 Jun 2020
at 13:50
RIP Sir Ian Holm
In reply to Jarodemo (msg # 1):

Very sad news indeed.

bigbadron:
Also played Frodo in the 1982 BBC radio serialisation of LotR.

I think that that is my favourite version of LotR, though all of them are great, and his performances were always fantastic.
ShadoPrism
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Fri 19 Jun 2020
at 14:13
RIP Sir Ian Holm
He had a good run, 88 is not a bad age to live to. Celebrating his life is more important than morning his death.
Kagekiri
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Fri 19 Jun 2020
at 16:25
RIP Sir Ian Holm
I was hoping he'd live to 111.
Shannara
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Fri 19 Jun 2020
at 16:33
RIP Sir Ian Holm
Eleventy-one would have been a great age.
Visceri22
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Fri 19 Jun 2020
at 16:49
RIP Sir Ian Holm
He's gone away to the Undying Lands. RIP to a great actor.
facemaker329
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Fri 19 Jun 2020
at 17:57
RIP Sir Ian Holm
A brilliant actor, with a huge body of work as his legacy.  111 would have been a good age to go, but 88 is nothing to scoff at.  One of those actors whose work I always enjoyed...

And let's not forget the massive volume of stage work that he did, as well.  Granted, few of us ever got, much less took, the opportunity to see him on stage, but he had an extensive resume outside the film world.
Katwood
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Fri 19 Jun 2020
at 17:59
RIP Sir Ian Holm
Oh that's so sad.  He was such a brilliant actor and did such amazing character work.  I was always impressed with the scope of his characterization and the layering he was able to achieve.  He was truly a brilliant man.  The world is lesser without him.
phoenix9lives
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Fri 19 Jun 2020
at 20:47
RIP Sir Ian Holm
I really liked him as the priest in The Fifth Element.  Stowing away on the ship to Floston Paradise.....
Haruchai
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Sat 20 Jun 2020
at 17:00
RIP Sir Ian Holm
Bilbo is sailing with the elves.

Goodnight dear Sir.
Zag24
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Sat 20 Jun 2020
at 17:59
RIP Sir Ian Holm
A wonderful tribute by Peter Jackson.  I'm not ashamed to say that I was weeping by the end.

https://www.facebook.com/notes...m/10158439252151558/
praguepride
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Sat 20 Jun 2020
at 18:52
RIP Sir Ian Holm
That Dragon, Cancer.
Katwood
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Sat 20 Jun 2020
at 18:54
RIP Sir Ian Holm
In reply to praguepride (msg # 16):

Parkinsons...   :(
praguepride
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Sat 20 Jun 2020
at 19:17
RIP Sir Ian Holm
Ah. I see that now. The initial reports I saw said he had been battling prostate cancer. Wikipedia hadn't been updated yet so I took a guess...
Jarodemo
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Sat 20 Jun 2020
at 19:56
RIP Sir Ian Holm
In reply to Zag24 (msg # 15):

Just read it. Also have a little tear in my eye...