Christopher Tolkien Bio – Christopher Tolkien Wiki
Christopher Tolkien born Christopher John Reuel Tolkien, was son of the author J. R. R. Tolkien and his wife Edith Tolkien. He edited much of his father’s posthumously published work following his death in 1973. He edited and published The Silmarillion, The Unfinished Tales, The Book of Lost Tales, The History of Middle-earth and, in recent years, the individually released tales of The Children of Hurin, Beren and Luthien, and The Fall of Gondolin.
Christopher Tolkien Age
He was born on 21 November 1924 in Leeds, England, United Kingdom. He was 95 years old.
Christopher Tolkien Wife
Christopher’s first marriage was to Faith Faulconbridge from 1951–1967. He married his second wife Baillie Tolkien in 1967.
Christopher Tolkien Children
He had 3 children; barrister and novelist Simon Mario Reuel Tolkien, Adam Reuel Tolkien and Rachel Clare Reuel Tolkien.
Christopher Tolkien Family
He was the youngest son of author J. R. R. Tolkien (father) and Edith Tolkien (mother).
Christopher Tolkien Death
Christopher Tolkien died in January 2020 in Draguignan, Var, France at age 95. The Tolkien Society announced his death in a statement of its website. The statement said, “It is with great sadness that we can confirm that Tolkien’s son and literary executor Christopher Tolkien has died aged 95.
“Christopher was born in Leeds, United Kingdom, on 21 November 1924. After a childhood in Oxford, he joined the RAF during the Second World War and was stationed to South Africa. After the war, he finished his studies and became a lecturer in Old and Middle English as well as Old Icelandic at the University of Oxford. After his father’s death in 1973, he became the literary executor of the Tolkien Estate and went on to edit and publish his father’s unpublished material starting with The Silmarillion in 1977 and ending with The Fall of Gondolin in 2018, the statement added.” “The Tolkien Society sends its deepest condolences to the Tolkien family.”
The Tolkien Society also released a brief statement on Twitter. The society tweeted: “Christopher Tolkien has died at the age of 95. The Tolkien Society sends its deepest condolences to Baillie, Simon, Adam, Rachel and the whole Tolkien family.”
Christopher Tolkien has died at the age of 95. The Tolkien Society sends its deepest condolences to Baillie, Simon, Adam, Rachel and the whole Tolkien family. pic.twitter.com/X83PTx4b7x
— Tolkien Society (@TolkienSociety) January 16, 2020
Following the news of his death, Tolkien Society Chair, Shaun Gunner, said: “All of us in the Tolkien Society will share in the sadness at the news of Christopher Tolkien’s death, and we send our condolences to Baillie, Simon, Adam, Rachel and the whole Tolkien family at this difficult time. Christopher’s commitment to his father’s works have seen dozens of publications released, and his own work as an academic in Oxford demonstrates his ability and skill as a scholar. Millions of people around the world will be forever grateful to Christopher for bringing us The Silmarillion, The Children of Húrin, The History of Middle-earth series and many others. We have lost a titan and he will be sorely missed.”
Tolkien scholar Dr Dimitra Fimi said about Christopher’s academic contribution: “Tolkien studies would never be what it is today without Christopher Tolkien’s contribution. From editing The Silmarillion to the mammoth task of giving us the History of Middle-earth series, he revealed his father’s grand vision of a rich and complex mythology. He gave us a window into Tolkien’s creative process, and he provided scholarly commentary that enriched our understanding of Middle-earth. He was Middle-earth’s cartographer and first scholar.”
Christopher Tolkien Cause of Death
Christopher Tolkien’s cause of death was not revealed.
Christopher Tolkien Net Worth
Christopher Tolkien’s net worth is estimated to be $58 Million. His father J. R. R. Tolkien had an estimated net worth of $500 million.