Fans Are Mourning The Death Of Christopher Tolkien, Son Of Legendary Author J.R.R. Tolkien

Date January 17, 2020 02:20

The world lost another talented figure. J.R.R. Tolkien’s dear son Christopher is no longer with us. Tolkien had three children and Christopher was his youngest son. After the legendary author passed away, it was Tolkien Jr. who continued his legacy.

Christopher focused his life on making sure that his father’s name was never forgotten. He published J.R.R.’s works and manuscripts that weren’t revealed to the public before. Sadly, Christopher Tolkien’s death was inevitable.

He was a talented author and a great man

Christopher Tolkien was his father’s greatest confidant. J.R.R. valued his opinion the most and intrusted him the correction of his creations:

  • The Hobbit;
  • The Lord of the Rings.

Even when Christopher went to South Africa as a part of the Royal Air Force, his father would send him parts of The Lord of the Rings so he could check them.

Tolkien Jr., studied at Oxford and after finishing his education, he worked as an editor and a lecturer. But when his father died, he spent years organizing J.R.R.’s unpublished works. In 2016, he received Bodley Medal for his ‘academic career’ and ‘editorial work.'

Christopher Tolkien dies

We are incredibly saddened to announce that Christopher Tolkien left our world forever. J.R.R. Tolkien’s youngest son took his last breath after celebrating his 95th birthday.

The devastating news was just shared by the Tolkien Society Twitter page. He is outlived by his wife, Baillie Tolkien, and their two children: son Adam and daughter Rachel.

Christopher had another son, Simon, from his first marriage. The two had quite a complicated relationship. At one point, Christopher even disowned Simon but the two managed to reconcile before Tolkien Jr.’s passing.

Fans are heartbroken

It’s always hard to write such news but we feel like it’s our obligation to share them. It’s our way to pay a tribute to a wonderful man who made sure that millions of people enjoyed the incredible works of J.R.R. Tolkien. So let’s talk about him and prolong his existence by just a few more moments with simply mentioning his name with respect he truly deserved.

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