John Lennon's first wife Cynthia has died at the age of 75.
A message on her son Julian's website said she died "following a short but brave battle with cancer".
It said: "Her son Julian Lennon was at her bedside throughout. The family are thankful for your prayers.
"Please respect their privacy at this difficult time."
Late Beatles star John Lennon's first wife Cynthia has died, her family said.
In a statement, they said she passed away today at her home in Spain.
The childhood home of the late Beatles guitarist George Harrison is to be put up for auction later this month.
The property, at 25 Upton Green in the Speke area of Liverpool, is expected to fetch more than £100,000.
It will be auctioned on October 20 at a sale at Liverpool's famous Cavern Club, where the Beatles began their musical career.
Harrison, who died in 2001 after being diagnosed with cancer, lived in the three-bedroom home at Upton Green for a decade from 1949 with his parents Harold and Louise.
The guitarist was around five when he moved to the house. By the time his family moved on 10 years later, he had joined the line-up of The Quarrymen - the group that later became The Beatles.
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The sapling was planted in 2004 in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, and by 2013 it had grown to more than 10 feet tall.
But the park's trees have often succumbed to bark ladybird beatles.
Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge confirmed that the famous tree will be replanted, the LA Times reported.
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A new music video for The Beatles' song Words of Love has been released to accompany a collection of live recordings made by the Fab Four at the BBC.
The music video uses archive footage of Liverpool's favorite sons, but incorporates computer graphics to give it a modern twist.
Video courtesy of Universal Records
'The Beatles: On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2' comes nearly 20 years after the first collection was released in 1994.
It features 63 tracks, include 37 previously unreleased performances and 23 previously unreleased recordings of in-studio banter.
John Lennon's childhood home has sold for almost half a million pounds - despite going on the market for just £150,000.
The property at 9 Newcastle Road in Wavertree, Liverpool, where the Beatles singer/songwriter lived from his birth in 1940, went for £480,000 at auction in the Cavern Club.
An anonymous American fan of the Fab Four placed the winning bid over the phone, exceeding by far the guide price set at between £150,000 and £250,000.