Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono lead tributes to Cynthia Lennon

She died aged 75

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Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono had paid tribute to Cynthia Lennon, who died yesterday [April 1, 2015] aged 75.

Writing on his website, McCartney said, “The news of Cynthia’s passing is very sad. She was a lovely lady who I’ve known since our early days together in Liverpool. She was a good mother to Julian and will be missed by us all, but I will always have great memories of our times together.”

Starr, meanwhile, posted his condolences on Twitter, sending “peace and love” to her surviving son, Julian Lennon.

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Yoko Ono, who married John Lennon in 1969, also sent “love and support” to her step-son, posting a photograph of herself with her own son, Sean, alongside Cynthia and Julian Lennon.

Writing on ImaginePeace.com, Ono also said, “I’m very saddened by Cynthia’s death. She was a great person and a wonderful mother to Julian. 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.”

The news of Cynthia Lennon’s death was announced yesterday by her son, Julian.

A statement posted on his website said, “Cynthia Lennon passed away today at her home in Mallorca, Spain following a short but brave battle with cancer.

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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.”

May Pang and broadcaster Bob Harris have also paid tribute.

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