On this day, September 2nd, 1973, Professor J. R. R. Tolkien passed away, only 21 months after his beloved Edith had died. He was buried in Wolvercote Cemetery, Oxford, next to his wife. The tombstone reads,
“Edith Mary Tolkien
1889 – 1971
John Ronald
Reuel Tolkien
1892 – 1973″

We all thank and honor the Professor for his wonderful work that has inspired generations. He is greatly missed.

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