Author of the Lord of the Rings series JRR Tolkien's son Christopher died
Christopher Tolkien died, who is the son of Author of the Lord of the Rings series. Christopher Tolkien, born in Leeds in 1924, was the third and youngest son of the JRR Tolkien. He grew up listening to his father's tales of Bilbo Baggins, which became a fantasy novel for all over the world, The Hobbit.
He drew many of the original maps for his father's The Lord of the Rings which detailed the Middle Earth world when the series was first published between 1954 and 55. After his father's death in 1973, he also edited much of the posthumously published work of his father.
Death announcement made by the Tolkien Society.