‘Lord of the Rings’ Actor Bruce Allpress dead at 89

New Zealand actor Bruce Allpress, who featured in Lord of the Rings, has died aged 89.

In a statement obtained by the New Zealand Herald, Allpress’s family said he died in his Auckland home surrounded by loved ones on Thursday.

His son Michael told the paper his dad was “extremely full of life”.

“He was very accepting of the vast diversity that humanity presents and very much an independent thinker,” he said.

“He will be missed dearly.”

The 89-year-old featured in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers as Aldor.

He also starred in the 2007 film The Water Horse and several episodes of the ‘90s TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.