Christopher Tolkien who was the son of renowned author J.R.R. Tolkien has died at the age of 95.
The late Christopher was the youngest son of his father and was his editor and publisher. The announcement of his death was made by The Tolkien Society yesterday, January 16, 2020.
Shaun Gunner, Chairman of the society, spoke about the deceased’s commitment to his father’s works and that he showed his ability and skill as a scholar.
Christopher’s commitment to his father’s works have seen dozens of publications released, and his own work as an academic in Oxford demonstrates his ability and skill as a scholar. We have lost a titan and he will be sorely missed.Shaun Gunner – pmnewsnigeria.com
Christopher John Reuel Tolkien (November 21, 1914 – January 15, 2020) was born in Leeds, England. He got his formal education at Dragon School (Oxford) and The Oratory School.
As a critic of his father’s works, Christopher had the task of interpreting his dad’s sometimes self-contradictory maps of Middle Earth (the geographical location of the famous writer’s stories) in order to produce versions to be used in the books.
J.R.R. Tolkien invited Christopher to join the Inklings (an informal literary discussion group) when he was 21 years old, making him the youngest member in a society that included C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams, Warren Lewis, and Lord David Cecil.
He lived in the French countryside with his wife and they had two children.
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