In the film series Tolkein’s The Hobbit, Bilbo Babbins was known for the adventures he has been through. However according to some rumor, it is said that he died.
Baggins ventured a lot to different places and he was very adventurous. However today in this article, we are going to unravel about the death of Bilbo.
Even though he was a fatastic charactee,he was aged too. He was 131 years old when he was least seen. How ever, many viewers have no clue on how does Bilbo Baggins die.
Bundles of questions and controversies are rising day by day if Bilbo Baggins died or not, if so how and when.
Don’t panic we’re there for you. Here are some informations that might help to answer all your questions!!!
Did Bilbo really die?
We still don’t know if Bilbo has died or not as Tolkien has not exhibited about any event of his death. However, majority of theories concludes that he’s already dead.
It seems that Baggins had already died although it is not revealed in any story of Tolkien. Bilbo was an exceptional hobbit who lived easily for 100 years. But he’s also a mortal being and he will die for sure at a certain point.
So, he might have died after he left from Middle-Earth. After all those years, he became very old. Although Tolkien hasn’t mentioned about Bilbo’s death, it’s does not mean that he’s immortal. He probably should have died of old age.
Even some of theories states that Bilbo faced his grave soon after he reached to Valinor.
At what age did Bilbo face his death?
Baggins was born on 22 September 2890. He lived a very long life. If we put Smeagol aside, who questionably might be a hobbit, Baggins is the oldest hobbit to ever survive.
Bilbo Baggins turned the age of 131 on September 22, 3021. Before his demise, he also celebrated his last birthday making a history of being the oldest hobbit to live.
We all know that Bilbo faced his grave soon after he turned 131st. However, it is not exhibited at what exact date Baggins died in any part of Tolkein’s stories.
Being a mortal being, we assume he faced his death somehow after his 131st birthday. Because of the fact that Tolkien hasn’t leaked any information about how and what time Bilbo died, there is no fixed answer on what age Baggins died.
The answer is unpredictable. The information is buried among the Tolkiens. But at some point, most of the audiences hope to get informed on how and at what time Bilbo faced his death.
Is Bilbo Baggins immortal?
We all know that Bilbo along with Frodo and Sam went on the journey to the Undying Lands. They were sent there to prevent themselves from suffering from the decay of the world.
Many audiences believe that Bilbo became immortal after he went to the Undying Lands but the truth is bitter as always. The place was called Undying Land because there used to live the immortals, Elves, and Valar. Not because it increases someone’s life or grants immortality. So, it didn’t grant immortality to Bilbo.
Bilbo had already lived more than any other normal hobbit does. A normal hobbit only lives up to around 100 years but Baggins was 131 already. Although he lived long, it doesn’t break that Hobbits have a certain life span and are mortals.
In Valinor, it is stated that even mortal beings suffer demise peacefully when they are exposed to its light. So there’s no way Baggins managed to survive there despite being that old.
So, even though Bilbo went to the undying lands he’s a mortal and suffers death. He might have died of old age or any other reasons as he was already too old as a hobbit.
Where did Baggins die?
In the story, it was revealed that Bilbo along with Frodo left the Middle-Earth. They were accompanied by Gandalf and other members of the Fellowship of the ring to the Valinor.
Bilbo got access to the Valinor along with the other heroes as he was able to help them in the fight with Army and the Orcs and Sauron. Although Baggins was not able to contribute much, he was the one to get hold of the Ring.
The Ring that Bilbo caught helps the Fellowship in their earlier adventure. So where did they end up to? We last saw Bilbo along with others sailed away to get rid of sufferings from the decay of Middle-Earth. So they might’ve ended up in Undying Lands according to their fate.
Here comes another question! Where did Bilbo face his fate of death? Let’s unravel it!! If they somehow ended up in Undying Lands, Bilbo might have died there as he was too old.
Though Bilbo was in the Undying Lands, he would’ve died as he is a hobbit and it seems that hobbits only live around 100 years maximum. He was already 131 on September 22, 3021 and it was before he sailed out from Middle-Earth.
After he said there was no presence of him in the story. So, we assume him dead as he lived too long as a hobbit.
How did Bilbo Baggins die?
The death of Bilbo Baggins is quite phenomenal and quite a controversial topic on the internet.
The most raised question is whether Baggins actually died or not. We’ll already let you know about it so let us continue. And another question is that Tolkiens never revealed the death of Baggin. So it’s all just a theory!
At the end of the story, it was shown that Bilbo boarded a ship docked at the Grey Heavens. Baggins along with Gandalf, Elrond, Galadriel, and Frodo left the Middle-Earth and sailed away. That was when we saw Baggin’s for the last time.
He sailed out to the Valinor to seek for healing of wounds and sufferings of the world. Valinor is a place where only the immortal creatures live in. It is also known by the name Undying Lands.
Because of the catchy name of Undying Island, people misunderstood that if someone goes there, they will be granted immortality. However, it is only a myth.
The myth doesn’t change the fact that mortal beings do not change into immortals if they inhabit where the immortal creatures live. This is the reason why Bilbo Babbins didn’t become immortal even though he went to Undying Land, Valinor.
Hence, Bilbo probably died because of his old age. He was way too old and lived long enough as a hobbit. His life span almost came to an end. He might have died as soon as he reached Undying Lands along with others. This might be the only case of Bilbo’s death.
If not, there are no other possible ways of Bilbo’s death. As Tolkiens didn’t pass on any information about his death, that might be the only theory most of the audiences assume.
Did Bilbo Babbins die of old age?
Bilbo’s death is very arguable. Most of the viewers don’t accept Baggin’s death because they believe he is immortal as he went to the Undying Lands. However, the theory that we’re about to give might change their thoughts.
There is much more fascinating information in this article so stick with us till the end!!
Bilbo being immortal is not the truth that few audiences are believing. He is a mortal being as it is already revealed that Hobbits are mortal beings. As subjects to aging and natural death, hobbits are also creatures similar to humans.
However, hobbits live a bit more than most humans do. Bilbo didn’t get immortality after he went to the Undying Land. It is because that place doesn’t grant mortal human immortality. That is why Baggins also faces death at that place.
So what might be the cause of Bilbo’s death?? Let’s see!!
The major cause of Baggins’s death might be his aging. He was way too old. Bilbo was one of the fewest hobbits who lived up to 131 years.
It might be the only reason why Baggins could’ve faced death. Otherwise, there are no events shown in Tolkien’s story that caused Bilbo’s death.
What is the reason for Bilbo’s fast aging?
Bilbo was quite good-looking when he was 111 years old. He was not much old-looking at that time. When he turned 131 he changed massively. He aged unbelievably.
Twenty years of age gap made a lot of surprise in Baggin’s appearance. But the truth was Bilbo was not aging naturally. Bilbo stopped aging because he possessed a strange power that granted him the ability not to age even though many years passes.
He got that power because he had the Ring at that time. During the whole time, Baggins had the ring with him, he was granted unnatural longevity.
But at a certain point, the ring got destroyed in the fires of mount Doom. Soon after that, the ring got destroyed. The strange power of the ring started to diminish.
As a result, Baggins started to age swiftly. So here’s the key answer. The major reason why Bilbo started aging fast is that the ring which granted the power of longevity got destroyed.
Its destruction caused a negative impact on Bilbo’s aging and that is why he started to age swiftly.