Yoko Ono Advocates Against Gun Violence On Anniversary Of John Lennon Murder
Yoko Ono advocated against gun violence on Tuesday, which marks the 35th anniversary of the murder of John Lennon, who was shot to death in New York City in 1980 by a crazed fan named Mark David Chapman.
Ono was married to the legendary Beatles singer for 11 years, right up until the time of his death. The two have a son together, Sean Lennon, who was just 10-years-old when his father was murdered. To commemorate Lennon’s death, Ono tweeted, “Over 1,100,000 people killed by guns in the USA since @JohnLennon was shot and killed on Dec 8 1980.” She then added the hashtag, “#StopGunViolence.”
Ono’s message, as well as Lennon’s death anniversary, come at a time when gun violence in America has reached record highs. There have been more than 50 school shootings in 2015 alone.
Lennon’s official Twitter page, which is handled by the late singer’s estate, also tweeted in remembrance of the iconic musician. The account features a photo of Lennon from 1974, along with the caption, “9 Oct 1940 – 8 Dec 1980. Share your messages with the tag #JohnLennon.”
As for Chapman, he’s currently serving a life sentence at Wende Correctional Facility in New York. He was denied parole in August 2014, but is eligible again next year. Share with with Gossip Cop your thoughts about the 35th anniversary of Lennon’s death.