Cynthia Lennon, John Lennon’s first wife, has died aged 75.
In a statement posted on Julian Lennon’s website said, “Cynthia Lennon passed away today at her home in Mallorca, Spain following a short but brave battle with cancer.
“Her son Julian Lennon was at her bedside throughout. The family are thankful for your prayers.
“Please respect their privacy at this difficult time.”
Born Cynthia Powell, she married John Lennon on August, 23 1962, when she was 22.
Their only child, Julian, who was born in 1963.
They divorced in 1968. She later wrote two books about their relationship: 1980’s A Twist Of Lennon and in 2005, John.
“I’m very saddened by Cynthia’s death. She was a great person and a wonderful mother to Julian,” Yoko Ono has posted and added, “She had such a strong zest for life and I felt proud how we two women stood firm in the Beatles family. Please join me in sending love and support to Julian at this very sad time.”
Ringo Starr has tweeted, “Peace and love to Julian Lennon God bless Cynthia love Ringo and Barbaraxx”
May Pang tweeted, “I am so devastated this morning with the loss of my good friend.”