McCartney and Yoko Ono bear in mind him

40 years in the past John Lennon was shot. Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono bear in mind him with emotional phrases.

December eighth marked the fortieth anniversary of the homicide of John Lennon (1940-1980). Lennon’s Beatles colleague Paul McCartney (78) wrote on Twitter: “A tragic, unhappy day, however I bear in mind my good friend John due to the nice pleasure he has dropped at the world.” McCartney additionally posted a black and white picture of himself and Lennon. He’ll all the time be “proud and completely satisfied” to have recognized and labored with this unimaginable man from Liverpool, the singer stated in his tweet.

Additionally Beatles co-star Ringo Starr (80) posted a photograph of himself and Lennon and acknowledged that December 8, 1980 was the day “all of us needed to say goodbye to John”. He requested “each radio station on this planet” to play “Strawberry Fields Eternally”. The Beatles music was written by Lennon and named after a spot he performed as a child in Liverpool.

“We nonetheless miss him”

Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono (87) tweeted December eighth: “The dying of a cherished one is an expertise that undermines you.” She additionally posted statistics on gun violence within the USA. She added, “After 40 years, Sean, Julian and I nonetheless miss him.” Lennon’s sons Sean (45) and Julian (57) additionally spoke up through social media and remembered their well-known father with previous recordings. John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman, 65, in New York Metropolis in December 1980.

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