Yoko Ono remembers John Lennon with emotional message on gun violence

Dec 8, 2016 at 10:11 p.m. ET
Image: WENN.com

It was 36 years ago today that John Lennon, guitarist and vocalist for the Beatles, was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman. Lennon was just 40 years old at the time.

Despite the decades that have passed since his death, his widow, Yoko Ono, admitted in a Facebook post today that she still misses him.

More: John Lennon quotes & lyrics that still speak to us 36 years after his death

Her message seemed to echo sentiments around the world that on the anniversary of Lennon's death, it's important to rally for the end of gun violence, which has persisted in great numbers for too long in this country.

"Every day, 91 Americans are killed with guns," Ono wrote, alongside a photo of bloodied glasses. The glasses look like they could have belonged to Lennon himself on the day of the shooting, though that is unconfirmed. "We are turning this beautiful country into a War Zone. 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."


Ono wasn't the only notable name to pay homage to Lennon today.

More: 10 utterly strange Beatles lyrics

Lennon's son, Sean, shared a link to a YouTube video slideshow of pictures of the Lennon family against the song "The Dead Don't Speak, They Listen."


The estate of George Harrison, Lennon's bandmate in the Beatles, also shared a couple fond memories of their time together with pictures from their younger years.


More: Paul McCartney: Yoko didn't break up the Beatles

How are you remembering John Lennon today, on the anniversary of his death?