“There’s always been a Baggins, living here, under the hill, in Bag End, and there always will be.”
In our hearts we know that Bilbo Baggins’ memory will forever remain in Bag End.
On Friday, June 19th, 2020 Sir Ian Holm passed away and joined others before him in the great beyond. Bilbo Baggins has finally left the world behind, and while Sir Ian Holm performed in more movies than The Lord of the Rings, his role as Bilbo Baggins sticks in our hearts. There are many inconsistencies between the books and the movies but Bilbo Baggins was played perfectly. While Bilbo had the appearance of an older Hobbit, he was young and spry for his age. Sir Ian Holm played the part with enthusiasm and emotion that provided viewers with an accurate Bilbo Baggins. It was a Bilbo we could all connect with and wish for happiness. We have to thank Sir Ian for that.
We will sorely miss this fallen member of the Fellowship, recently Josh Gad reunited the cast of The Lord of the Rings for a video chat. While Sir Ian Holm was noticeably absent, he wrote a note to his fellow cast members.
“Dearest friends from the Ring,
I am sorry to not see you in person. I miss you all and hope your adventures are taking you to many places. I am in lockdown in my Hobbit home, or Holm. With all my love,
His presence was truly missed by the members of the cast, and the viewers, but his parting words provided a good consolation.
We hope you join us as we remember Sir Ian Holm and we echo his parting words, we hope your adventures are taking you to many places.
Thank you for your time, we’d like to close with a full rendition of Bilbo Baggins’ poem.
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
– The Wandering One