PV Entertainment Desk : Oscar-nominated British actor Ian Holm, famed for his roles in Hollywood blockbusters “Lord of the Rings” and “Alien”, died on Friday aged 88, his agent said.

Nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal as the coach Sam Mussabini in the 1981 award-winning film “Chariots of Fire” — which also saw him earn his second BAFTA and best supporting actor award at the Cannes Film Festival — Holm appeared in a host of top international films.

He played the main antagonist Ash in the first “Alien” movie, and featured in “The Madness of King George” and “The Aviator”.

Holm suffered with a Parkinson’s related illness, his agency said in a statement.

“It is with great sadness we can confirm that the actor Sir Ian Holm CBE passed away this morning at the age of 88,” said the statement.

“He died peacefully in hospital with his family and carer.”

Edited By-Shekhar Tripaty