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Christopher Tolkien, son of J.R.R. Tolkien passes at 95



Christopher Tolkien, the son of "The Lord of the Rings" author J.R.R. Tolkien, has died, the Tolkien Society announced on Thursday. He was 95 years old.

Christopher was his father's literary executor, editing much of the Tolkien's work published posthumously after his death in 1973, including "The Silmarillion."

He is also responsible for creating detailed maps of Middle-earth based on early work by his father.

Sources; the CNN tweet
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Tags: death, lord of the rings / the hobbit
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