JRR Tolkien’s son, Christopher, has died (Image: Twitter)
The son of the creator of The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien, Christopher, died at the age of 95.
As the author’s third son, Christopher continued his father’s work after JRR’s death in 1973, publishing his books that were published posthumously.
The Tolkien Society confirmed Christopher’s death today, as they said in a statement: ‘Christopher Tolkien died at the age of 95.
“The Tolkien Society sends its most sincere condolences to Baillie, Simon, Adam, Rachel and the entire Tolkien family.”
His cause of death is not publicly known.
Adding his creative experience, Christopher drew the famous original maps of The Lord of the Rings of Middle Earth that decorated the books released in the 1950s after the success of the prequel, The Hobbit.
He signed his work of art ‘C. J. R. T. ‘- by his full name, Christopher John Reuel Tolkien – and was behind redrawing the main map in the late 1970s to clarify the letters and correct some errors and omissions.
He has three children, two with his second wife, Baillie, who edited The Father Christmas Letters by JRR Tolkien, Adam and Rachel. He also has a son from his first marriage, Simon.