Christopher Tolkien

Christopher Tolkien:

Christopher Tolkien, the youngest son of the "Lord of the Rings" author, died at the age of 95. As the publisher Klett-Cotta announced, he died in the night from Wednesday to Thursday.

He cultivated the literary legacy of J.R.R. Tolkien dedicated himself to the publication of his works, which were unpublished until his death in 1973.

Now Christopher Tolkien, son of the writer, has passed away. He had been living in France since the 1970s, where he passed away this week at the age of 95.

"With the edition of the 'Silmarillion' (1977), Christopher Tolkien opened up millions of readers access to the First Age of Middle-earth," says the publisher's statement.

According to information from Klett-Cotta, the most recent books published by Christopher Tolkien were "The Fall of Gondolin" (2018), "Beren and Lúthien" (2017) and "The Children of Húrins" (2007).

British writer and linguist John Ronald Reuel Tolkien created the fantasy world successes "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings".

The fictional Middle-earth stories were filmed by New Zealand director Peter Jackson and grossed approximately $ 6 billion.

Tolkien's son was not happy with the success for a long time: "Tolkien has become a monster devoured by his popularity," said Christopher Tolkien in the French newspaper "Le Monde" almost 40 years after his father's death.

The British "Tolkien Society" also confirmed his death. Its chairman, Shaun Gunner, said in a statement on the association's website: "Millions of people around the world will be grateful to Christopher forever."


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