John Lennon's First Wife Cynthia Lennon Dead at 75

(Radio.com) Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of John Lennon, has died. She was 75. According to a press release, Lennon died after a "short but brave battle with cancer."

The news of her death was shared via a press release mentioning that her son, Julian Lennon, was with her. "Cynthia Lennon passed away today at her home in Mallorca, Spain following a short but brave battle with cancer," the release reads. "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 met the future Beatle while both attended Liverpool College of Art in a calligraphy class. They married in 1962 and had one child, Julian, the next year. Read more here.

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