Cynthia Lennon dies aged 75

She had been battling cancer

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Cynthia Lennon 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.

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“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.

Among the tributes paid so far, Ringo Starr Tweeted “God bless Cynthia”.

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