The widow of John Lennon, who for many years is known for trying to bring a message of peace to the world, is now back in the news by sharing a picture on her official Twitter account @ Yokoono that says: “More than 1,057,000 people have been killed by guns fire in the United States since John Lennon was murdered on December 8, 1980.”
Lennon died around 10:50p.m. after him and his wife returned to their apartment in New York, where he was shot by a fan by the named of Mark David Chapman, who
shot Lennon in the back five times at the building's entrance. Immediately after, the musician was taken to Roosevelt Hospital and pronounced dead at 11:20p.m. The next day, his widow Yoko Ono issued a statement and said, "There is no funeral for John."
Lennon’s body was cremated at the Ferncliff Cemetery and his ashes were scattered around in the famous Central Park in New York, where later on in memory of John Lennon, Strawberry Fields memorial was built in Central Park.
Chapman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison. After having been repeatedly denied parole, Chapman is still currently in jail.
The reason for this image by Yoko Ono is to create awareness about the use of weapons in the U.S., and also to commemorate what would have been 44 years of marriage today.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono got married on March 20, 1969, and from their marriage a son by the name of Sean Lennon was born.