John Lennon‘s first wife had been battling cancer. In a statement released to NME, McCartney has 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.”
Lennon’s second wife Yoko Ono has also left her condolences, writing: “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.”
There was a tribute too left by Ringo Starr on Twitter. “Peace and love to Julian Lennon. God bless Cynthia, love Ringo and Barbara xx,” he said.