Cynthia Lennon, First Wife of John Lennon, Dies at 75

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MALLORCA, Spain – Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of John Lennon, died Wednesday, according to a post on the website of her son Julian.

She was 75 years old, according to her birth date listed on IMDb.

“Cynthia Lennon passed away today at her home in Mallorca, Spain, following a short but brave battle with cancer. Her son Julian Lennon was at her bedside throughout,” his website says. “The family are thankful for your prayers. Please respect their privacy at this difficult time.”

In a 2005 story, CNN.com described Cynthia Lennon as “a quiet-spoken, middle-class woman from a northern England suburb. It was there, as a teenager attending art school, that she met and fell in love with an equally young student who was destined to become one of the most famous pop artists in history.”