YOKO Ono has tweeted in regards to the demise of her husband John Lennon’s anniversary, saying that she and his sons nonetheless miss him “after 40 years”.
Here is the lowdown on the Japanese artist who campaigned for world peace alongside the Beatles singer.
Yoko Ono met John Lennon in 1966 and married three years laterCredit score: AFP or licensors
Who’s Yoko Ono?
Yoko Ono Lennon is 87-year-old Japanese artist and musician who was married to John Lennon for over ten years from 1969 to 1980 – when he was murdered in Manhattan.
She was his second spouse after Cynthia Lennon.
Collectively the couple had a son, Sean Ono Lennon, who was born in 1975.
Yoko Ono met the Beatles’ entrance man at an artwork exhibition in London in 1966Credit score: Getty – Contributor
When did Yoko Ono meet John Lennon?
John and Yoko met in London in 1966 at a London gallery, the place Ono was making ready for an exhibition of her work.
They married simply three years later in 1969.
One yr after Lennon and Ono’s wedding ceremony, the Beatles broke up. Ono and Lennon went on to collaborate on a collection of music tasks.
Their final album collectively launched earlier than his demise was Double Fantasy, which got here out in 1980, simply three weeks earlier than Lennon’s assassination.
Mark David Chapman is at present serving a life sentence for the homicide of John LennonCredit score: Rex Options
What has she stated about Mark David Chapman’s parole purposes?
Every time Mark Chapman has utilized for parole, the late John Lennon’s spouse has written to the parole board to inform them to maintain him in jail.
She has stated that Chapman’s launch would endanger her and the couple’s two sons.
Right this moment, on her husband’s fortieth anniversary, she tweeted: “The demise of a beloved one is a hollowing expertise. After 40 years, Sean, Julian and I nonetheless miss him.”
Mark Chapman is at present serving a life jail sentence on the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, New York, for fatally shooting John Lennon on the entrance to the Dakota condo constructing in New York Metropolis on December 8, 1980.
Chapman fired 5 occasions at Lennon, hitting him 4 occasions within the again, earlier than sitting down on the kerb with a e-book awaiting the police.
It’s stated he killed the musician in a bid to earn on the spot notoriety.
He has served 40 years in jail already, having been denied parole for the 11th time this yr.
He should wait one other two years earlier than he can apply for parole once more.