Posted on 01/16/2020 at 02:45 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

J.R.R. Tolkien’s son and literary executor, Christopher Tolkien, has died at the age of ninety-five.

The Tolkien Society confirmed his death in an announcement on its website.

The younger Tolkien edited and released his father’s unpublished material, starting with The Silmarillion in 1977 and ending with The Fall of Gondolin in 2018.

You can read tributes to Christopher Tolkien in the Tolkien Society’s announcement as well as in the Guardian’s obituary.

The elder Tolkien was famous for the Lord of the Rings trilogy and its companion book, The Hobbit.

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