Lord Of The Rings Online Players Gather To Celebrate Ian Holm’s Life

If there’s one place to hold a memorial for the esteemed Sir Ian Holm, it’s in Middle-earth itself–albeit the online version. Lord Of The Rings Online players across multiple servers celebrated the life of an actor most known within the fandom as playing Bilbo Baggins in the LOTR films, but who also lent his voice to Frodo in the 1981 BBC radio play of the same story.

After the news that Holm had passed away on June 19 at the age of 88, around 300 players on the Evernight server marched to Rivendell to visit the Bilbo Baggins NPC in the Last Homely House in Rivendell, while the song Far Over The Misty Mountains Cold played as an homage to his first ever adventure.

The roleplay server Laurelin had players gather at Bilbo’s home, Bag End, where a dwarven minstrel played music for the crowd of mourners.

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