Christopher Tolkien: Son of 'Lord of the Rings' author dies at 95

Christopher Tolkien: Son of 'Lord of the Rings' author dies at 95

- The Tolkien Society has announced the death of Christopher Tolkien, the son of "The Lord of the Rings" author JRR Tolkien

- Christopher edited much of JRR's works published posthumously after his death in 1973

- Christopher was born in Leeds, England, on November 21, 1942, and grew up in Oxford

Christopher Tolkien, the son of "The Lord of the Rings" author JRR Tolkien, has died at the age of 95 years.

Christopher edited much of JRR's works published posthumously after his death in 1973, including The Silmarillion.

Publisher HarperCollins said Christopher edited or oversaw the publication of 24 editions of his father's works.

Christopher Tolkien: Son of 'Lord of the Rings' author dies at 95
Christopher Tolkien. Photo credit: CNN
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CNN reports that the disclosure was made by the Tolkien Society, which said Christopher would be sorely missed.

Christopher Tolkien: Son of 'Lord of the Rings' author dies at 95
JRR Tolkien: Photo credit: DW
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Legit.ng gathers that Christopher was born in Leeds, England, on November 21, 1942, and grew up in Oxford.

In the Tolkien Society's statement, Dimitra Fimi, said: "Tolkien studies would never be what it is today without Christopher Tolkien's contribution.

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"From editing 'The Silmarillion' to the mammoth task of giving us the 'History of Middle-earth' series, he revealed his father's grand vision of a rich and complex mythology."

Charlie Redmayne, chief executive officer of Haper Collins UK, said it was an honour and privilege to know and work with Christopher.

He said: "The most charming of men, and a true gentleman, it was an honor and privilege to know and work with him and our thoughts are with his family at this time."

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