Cynthia Lennon, John's Ex, Has Died

A statement from her rep says she had a 'short but brave' battle with cancer
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2015 10:29 AM CDT
Updated Apr 1, 2015 10:59 AM CDT
The two wives and two sons of John Lennon get together at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City to celebrate Julian's concert at the Beacon Theater, in this Wednesday, Aug. 3, 1989.   (AP Photo/John Bellissimmo, FILE)
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(Newser) – Cynthia Lennon, who was Cynthia Powell before she married John Lennon in 1962, has died. She was 75. Fox News reports that Cynthia's son Julian Lennon confirmed the news, and Billboard has this statement from her rep: "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." Cynthia was married to the Beatle until 1968. (Read more John Lennon stories.)

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