John Lennon’s First Wife Dies of Cancer

April 2, 2015


Cynthia Lennon, John Lennon’s first wife, passed away at the age of 75 after a “short, but brave battle with cancer”. Cynthia passed away at her home in Mallorca, Spain, with her son Julian by her side.

John and Cynthia Lennon’s son Julian wrote a touching song as a tribute to his mother.

“You gave your life for me, you gave your life for love, the love you left behind will carry on, I know you’re safe above,” Julian sings to honor his late mother.

Cynthia and John met at art school in Liverpool in 1957 and married before the Beatlemania. They were together for 10 years and have one child, Julian, 51. The couple separated after John met the Japanese artist Yoko Ono, which prompted Paul McCartney to write “Hey Jude” to help Julian deal with his parent’s divorce.

McCartney also posted his thoughts online regarding Cynthia’s passing, saying, “The news of Cynthia’s passing is very sad. She was a lovely lady whom I’ve known since our early days together in Liverpool. She was a good mother to Julian and will be missed by us all, but I will always have great memories of our times together.”

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