Christopher Tolkien, the son of legendary “The Lord of the Rings” author J.R.R. Tolkien, has died, the Tolkien Society reports.
“Christopher Tolkien has died at the age of 95,” the Tolkien Society tweeted.
“The Tolkien Society sends its deepest condolences to Baillie, Simon, Adam, Rachel and the whole Tolkien family.”
Christopher Tolkien died at the age of 95 on January 16, 2020.
Christopher was the third son of Tolkien Society and was well known among his father’s fans as he had so much interest in his father’s work, which led to him eventually going on to edit and publish his unpublished material, including “The Silmarillion” in 1977 and “The Fall of Gondolin” in 2018. He was best known for publishing his father’s historical record of Middle-earth after his death in 1973.
Christopher Tolkien has died at the age of 95. The Tolkien Society sends its deepest condolences to Baillie, Simon, Adam, Rachel and the whole Tolkien family. pic.twitter.com/X83PTx4b7x
— Tolkien Society (@TolkienSociety) January 16, 2020
Christopher Tolkien was orn in Leeds, United Kingdom, served in the military, joined the Royal Air Force during World War II.