Veteran actor, Ian Holm, sadly passed away last week, and the internet is still reeling from the loss. Holm is perhaps best known for his role as Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and so it’s only fitting that his LOTR fans paid tribute in the best way they knew how: in a social distancing-friendly, virtual tribute within MMORPG, Lord of the Rings Online.
As shared to Reddit by Ch_Mell, hundreds of LOTRO players joined together to march to Rivendell in honour of Holm, mimicking Bilbo’s last journey through Middle Earth as he passed to the Gray Havens.
Sharing the following post, Ch_Mell added: “A mini played the soundtrack ‘Misty Mountains’ the whole time… I really love the community of this game: 300 people gathered and walked to Rivendell on a moment’s notice. RIP Ian, may your soul be free.”