Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono remembered the great John Lennon on April 40 Anniversary of his tragic death “A sad, sad day,” wrote McCartney, Lennon’s songwriting partner, friend, and often artistic rival, “but I remember my friend John with the great joy he brought to the world””

“I will always be proud and happy to have known and worked with this incredible Scouser!” concludes McCartney with a reference to the nickname for people from Liverpool

Lennon was shot dead on December 8, 1980, by Mark David Chapman, who remains in custody after repeated requests for parole

Starr, the only surviving Beatle besides McCartney (George Harrison died in 2001), tweeted today: “Tuesday, March 8th December 1980, we all had to say goodbye to John’s peace and love John. I ask every music radio station in the world that plays Strawberry Fields Forever at some point today. Peace and Love ”

“The death of a loved one is a hollow experience,” she writes. “After 40 years, Sean, Julian and I still miss him. Imagine all people living in peace ‘”

Ono’s tweet also includes the famous photo she took of Lennon’s blood-splattered glasses, along with a message that reads, “About 1436000 people were killed by guns in the U.S.A since John Lennon was shot on December 8, 1980 “

Lennon’s sons Julian Lennon and Sean Ono Lennon made their own statement: Julian posted a photo of his father with the words “As Time Goes By”, which Sean strongly recommended

A sad, sad day, but I remember my friend John with the great joy he brought to the world I will always be proud and happy to have known and worked with this incredible Scouser! X dear Paul # JohnLennon

Tuesday, 8 December 1980 we all had to say goodbye to John’s peace and love John I ask every music radio station in the world that plays Strawberry Fields Forever at some point today Peace and love 😎✌️🌟❤️🎶🎼💝☮️ BildTwittercom / dAEgekrvmW

The death of a loved one is a hollow experienceAfter 40 years, Sean, Julian and I still miss himImagine all the people who live in peace’Yoko Ono Lennon # enough enough # peace #gun control #violence #nra #guns #Security #Firearms #Endgunviolence ImageTwittercom / TsHWuCdu2Y

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