Christopher Tolkien, Son Of J.R.R. Tolkien, Dies At 95
Christopher Tolkien, son of legendary author J.R.R. Tolkien, has died at the age of 95. A lifelong protector, editor, and literary executor of his father's celebrated catalog of works, Christopher Tolkien's passing marks a sad day for the Tolkien estate and mourners around the world. Christopher Tolkien was born in Leeds, UK to J.R.R. and Edith Mary Tolkien on November 21, 1924, the youngest of three sons. Receiving an elite education from an early age, Tolkien attended both the prestigious Dragon School at Oxford and The Oratory School. During World War II, he enlisted with the RAF in 1943 and was stationed in South Africa. In 1945, he was commissioned as a pilot officer with the RAF Volunteer Reserve before transferring to the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve where he remained until the war's end.More...
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