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Yoko Ono opens up about the loss of John Lennon 39 years after his death


Yoko Ono has opened up about the death of her partner John Lennon on the 39th anniversary of his death. The Beatle was killed outside the Dakota Building in New York on this day in 1980, he was just 40 years old.

Lennon was shot and killed by his obsessed fan Mark Chapman. It remains one of the darkest moments in musical history.

The artist and singer, Yoko Ono. has shared a message of grief and of demand for change. Highlighting the lax gun laws in America, the singer pointed to a statistic that suggests that 1.4 million people have been killed by guns in America since John’s death.

Ono shared this message: “Dear Friends. Every day, 100 Americans are shot and killed with guns. We are turning this beautiful country into a War Zone. Together, let’s bring back America, the green land of peace.”

She continued, “The death of a loved one is a hollowing experience. After 39 years, Sean, Julian and I still miss him. Imagine all the people living life in peace.”