John Lennon Murdered: 38yrs Today
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Death of a legend: John Lennon.. 38Yrs Today (08-12-1980)
John Lennon was an English musician who gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, for his subsequent solo career, and for his political activism and pacifism.
On the evening of Monday, 8 December 1980, Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in the archway of the Dakota, his residence in New York City. Lennon had just returned from Record Plant Studio with his wife, Yoko Ono.
After sustaining four major gunshot wounds, Lennon was pronounced dead on arrival at Roosevelt Hospital. Shortly after local news stations reported Lennon’s death, crowds gathered at Roosevelt Hospital and in front of the Dakota.
Lennon was cremated at the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York on 10 December; the ashes were given to Ono, who chose not to hold a funeral for him.
The first media report of Lennon’s death to a U.S. national audience was announced by sportscaster Howard Cosell, on ABC’s Monday Night Football.
Chapman pleaded guilty to the murder of Lennon and was sentenced to 20-years-to-life imprisonment.
He has remained in prison ever since, having been denied parole ten times amidst campaigns against his release after he became eligible in 2000.