John Lennon's first wife, Cynthia Lennon, has sadly died after battling cancer. She was 75-years-old.
"Cynthia Lennon passed away today at her home in Mallorca, Spain following a short but brave battle with cancer," her rep shared in an official statement earlier today.
"Her son Julian Lennon was at her bedside throughout. The family are thankful for your prayers," the statement continued.
Cynthia and John in April 1964. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Cynthia first met John — who passed away at age 40 in 1980 — while taking a calligraphy class at England's Liverpool College of Art. The pair were later married in August 1962 and welcomed their son, musician Julian Lennon, 51, in April 1963.
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After the Beatles rose to international prominence, John began a relationship with artist and singer Yoko Ono — whom he later married in 1969 — and the couple divorced in 1968.
Cynthia with her son, Julian, in November 2011. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Cynthia went on to marry three more times to Italian hotelier Roberto Bassanini (from 1970 to 1973), engineer John Twist (from 1976 to 1983) and Barbadian night club owner Noel Charles (from 2002 until this death in 2013).
Throughout her life, she published two memoirs — 'A Twist of Lennon' and 'John' — detailing her marriage and divorce to the former Beatle. She has also staged several auctions to sell memorabilia from her life with John.
Following the announcement of her passing, Cynthia's son, Julian, posted a touching video on a new website created in memory of his mother. Watch the photo montage below.
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