Durin VI, King of Khazad-dûm, slain by the Balrog of Moria
Event Type: Genealogical
Age: 3rd Age - The Kings
... A Balrog appears in Moria, and slays Durin VI.
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age
It came to pass that in the middle of the Third Age Durin was again its king, being the sixth of that name. The power of Sauron ... was then again growing.... All evil things were stirring. The Dwarves delved deep at that time, seeking beneath Barazinbar for mithril.... Thus they roused from sleep ... a Balrog of Morgoth. Durin was slain by it....
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Durin's Folk
Elena Tiriel 6Oct05