Beloved Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by a madman with a gun on Dec. 8, 1980. In her personal effort to bring more attention to the issue of gun violence, John’s wife and widow Yoko Ono tweeted a picture of the eyeglasses John was wearing when he was shot, CBS News reported on March 21.
On March 20, Yoko tweeted:
"The death of a loved one is a hollowing experience. After 33 years our son Sean and I still miss him. Yoko Ono Lennon,"
March 21 would have been John and Yoko’s 44th wedding anniversary.
Yoko posted the same twitpic four times, each with the same sobering statistic: "Over 1,057,000 people have been killed by guns in the U.S.A. since John Lennon was shot and killed on December 8, 1980."
President Barack Obama retweeted Yoko’s message including the statistics.
You can follow Yoko on Twitter here.
John Lennon was shot four times outside his New York City apartment building, The Dakota, by Mark David Chapman. John died of his wounds shortly after the shooting.
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