It most certainly would have been a sad day for friends and family to learn the news; but an even greater sorrow spread across the literary world.
The master fantasy creator, who left behind a rich and blooming contribution to English Literature, no doubt was mourned by dedicated readers who had been touched and welcomed by the magical qualities of Middle-earth.
I have had the honour and privilege of visiting his (and Edith’s) final resting place (A Journey to Oxford); an event that puts things into perspective, and makes one realize once again how this author’s words keep on resonating till today.
J.R.R. Tolkien may no longer be physically present in our world, but thanks to the books and his legacy, he will live on for years to come.
Thank you Professor …