Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord Of The Rings author, dies aged 95

Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord Of The Rings author, dies aged 95

Christopher Tolkien, the son of ’The Lord of the Rings’ author J. R. R. Tolkien, has died at 95. Christopher, a former lecturer at the University of Oxford, is credited with drawing the 1954 map of Middle-earth for his father’s novel The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien was his father’s literary executor, editing much of the author’s work published posthumously, including ’The Silmarillion.’

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darkwingsmurf
darkwingsmurf 5 months

Please tell you dad and bilbo hi for us sir.

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 5 months

I can't help but feel a great sense of loss. Sadly a very greedy one. Christopher was instrumental in getting published additional works and stories set in Middle Earth that his father had written and which were all but forgotten. Who knows what else he had been working on that now may never find publication in any form. May he Rest in peace. His hard diligent work benefits literature. His loss is a loss to the Future.

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