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Christopher Tolkien, 'Middle-earth's First Scholar,' Dies At 95

J.R.R. Tolkien's son was instrumental in cultivating his father's legacy, shepherding unpublished works to readers and helping extend the world of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Christopher Tolkien, who for decades preserved and extended the beloved literary fantasies of his father, J.R.R. Tolkien, has died at the age of 95. The son's death, by the Tolkien Society, ends a distinguished career devoted to his father's legacy and the world he crafted in and .

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