Yoko Ono and Paul McCartney posted moving tributes to the birthday of Beatles legend John Lennon.
“Happy Birthday John! Happy Birthday Sean!” Ono said in an Instagram post, also wishing her son Sean Lennon a happy birthday. “I love you! Yoko.”
McCartney posted a throwback photo with the caption, “Happy birthday thoughts to @johnlennon.”
Lennon would have turned 81 on Saturday. Last year it was 40 years ago that the singer passed away. He was shot and killed on December 8, 1980, as he and his wife, Yoko Ono, were on their way to his New York City apartment building.
The gunman, Mark David Chapman, was convicted and remains in prison.
McCartney recalled the birthday in a Twitter post. “A sad, sad day, but I think of my friend John with the great joy he has brought to the world,” he said tweeted. “I will always be proud and happy to have known and worked with this incredible Scouser! X love Paul.”
Ono also remembered the birthday, writing that it was a “hollowing experience”.
“After 40 years, Sean, Julian and I still miss him,” Ono said, referring to Lennon’s two sons.