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Lennon's first wife Cynthia dies
01 Apr 2015 17:05
John Lennon's first wife Cynthia has died at her home in Spain at the age of 75.
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Cynthia who was an artist was married to the Beatle from 1962 to 1968, and was the mother of musician Julian Lennon. She passed away at her home after a battle with cancer, a statement on Julian's website confirmed today, April 1.
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"Cynthia Lennon passed away today at her home in Mallorca, Spain following a short but brave battle with cancer," the statement read.
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"Her son Julian Lennon was at her bedside throughout. The family are thankful for your prayers. Please respect their privacy at this difficult time."
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Born Cynthia Powell, she met John Lennon at a calligraphy class at the Liverpool College of Art in the early 1960s, some years before the Fab Four became a global phenomenon.
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In 1968, John left her for the artist Yoko Ono. Cynthia later married Italian hotelier Roberto Bassanini until their divorce in 1973. Three years later, she married engineer John Twist, but divorced him in 1983.
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She later changed her name back to Lennon, before marrying nightclub owner Noel Charles from 2002 until his death in 2013.
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