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Yoko Ono posts photo of John Lennon's glasses to protest gun violence

March 21, 2013|By August Brown
  • A photo of John Lennon's eyeglasses posted to Twitter by his widow, Yoko Ono.
A photo of John Lennon's eyeglasses posted to Twitter by his widow,… ( )

In 1980, the Beatles' John Lennon was shot and killed outside the Dakota apartment building in New York City. It was far from the first or last high-profile incident of gun violence in America, but the memory is still painful. 

On Wednesday, his widow, Yoko Ono, posted a harrowing reminder of that loss on Twitter: a photo of Lennon's iconic eyeglasses smeared with blood.

The photo, which was also used on the cover of Ono's album "Season of Glass," included a note that more than a million people have been killed by guns in America since the day of Lennon's murder in December  1980.

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"The death of a loved one is a hollowing experience," Ono wrote. "After 33 years our son Sean and I still miss him. Yoko Ono Lennon."

Wednesday would have been the couple's 44th wedding anniversary.


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