Published On: Thu, Jan 16th, 2020

Christopher Tolkien, Son Of Author J.R.R. Tolkien, Passes Away At 95

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Christopher Tolkien, the son of author J.R.R. Tolkien, has passed away in France at the age of 95, French newspaper Var-Matin reports. He is believed to have died in his sleep some time between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Though he was born and raised in England, the youngest son of the Lord of the Rings author spent the last few decades of his life in France, living in quiet obscurity in the countryside in his home, Les Sablons.

Tolkien’s Role In His Father’s Lord of the Rings Books

The younger Tolkien and his brothers would oft find themselves sitting around their father, as he would regale them with tales of characters and words that he made up entirely in his imagination. By some accounts he provided feedback to his father as the elder Tolkien spent over a decade piecing together what would be his seminal work, The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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Christopher Tolkien, Son Of Author J.R.R. Tolkien, Passes Away At 95