Cynthia Lennon, who was married to John Lennon from 1962 to 1968, has died of cancer at her home in Mallorca, Spain. She is survived by their son Julian, who is her only child.
Cynthia Powell was born in Blackpool on September 10, 1939 and grew up in Hoylake. She met John Lennon in 1957 when they were both attending the Liverpool College of Art. They married after discovering that she was pregnant. While John was making music and traveling the world as one of the Beatles, Cynthia usually stayed behind in England raising Julian. One notable exception was that she traveled to India in 1968 with the Beatles and their other respective partners.
Cynthia divorced John Lennon after discovering his affair with Yoko Ono. She was married three more times, first to Italian hotelier Roberto Bassanini, then to British engineer John Twist, and finally to nightclub owner Noel Charles, who died in 2013.
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