News of his death came from a statement on the Tolkien Society website Thursday.
Charlie Redmayne, chief executive of HarperCollins UK which publishes much of JRR Tolkien's work, said: 'Christopher was a devoted curator of his father's work and the timeless and ongoing popularity of the world that JRR Tolkien created is a fitting testimony to the decades he spent bringing Middle-earth to generations of readers.
Please log in or register with Independent.ie for free access to this article.. He even drew some of the original maps for his dad's most famous work, "The Lord of the Rings", first published between 1954 and 1955, according to the Guardian.
Tolkien's life work was closely identified with that of his father, J.R.R. Tolkien.
"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 hard time", Gunner said in the statement. He edited and published such monumental works as 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 was born in Leeds, northern England, on 21 November, 1924, his father's third and youngest son.
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"Christopher Tolkien has died at the age of 95", the org tweeted. "I remember the crateloads of papers arriving at his home, and no one could be in any doubt at the scale of the work he had taken on", Simon said.
Before he became the literary executor of the Tolkien Estate, he was a lecturer in Old and Middle English as well as Old Icelandic at the University of Oxford.
"Rest in peace, First Scholar of JRR Tolkien's Legendarium, a man who grew up in Middle Earth." .
Christopher is also known for his criticism of Peter Jackson's film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings.
Scholars of Tolkien's works also noted Christopher's passing, including John Garth, author of 'Tolkien and the Great War, ' as well as Corey Olsen, an academic and podcaster who goes by the moniker The Tolkien Professor.
Survivors include his wife, Baillie Tolkien; his sister, Priscilla; and three children, Simon, Adam and Rachel.