By Jon Wiederhorn
Yoko Ono has paid tribute to her late husband John Lennon, who was shot and killed 36 years ago today, by posting a message on social media calling for stricter gun control laws.
“Dear Friends. Every day, 91 Americans are killed with guns. We are turning this beautiful country into a War Zone,” Ono wrote. “Together, let’s bring back America, the green land of Peace. The death of a loved one is a hollowing experience. After 36 years, our son Sean and I still miss him.”
The note was a accompanied by an image of Lennon’s bloodstained glasses.
Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at around 10:50 p.m. while returning to his New York City home in The Dakota. Lennon was 40. His final release was the double album Double Fantasy, which came out three weeks before he was shot.
Other members of the music community also commemorated Lennon on social media on the anniversary of his death, including his son Sean Lennon.