Tolkien Biographer Dies at 58 – Humphrey Carpenter Passes Away

by Jan 7, 2005Other News

Well known Tolkien biographer and author Humphrey Carpenter passed away on January 4th, 2005 of heart failure. He had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for some time now.

Known in these circles primarily as Tolkien’s biographer in his book published in 1977, Carpenter was well known for other works, including a biography of The Inklings and other group biographies.

For a very thorough overview of Carpenter’s life and work, click here.

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