Yoko Ono, John Lennon's widow, has issued a statement paying tribute to his first wife Cynthia who has died at the age of 75.
I'm very saddened by Cynthia's death. She was a great person and a wonderful mother to Julian.
She had such a strong zest for life and I felt proud how we two women stood firm in the Beatles family.
Please join me in sending love and support to Julian at this very sad time. Love, Yoko
Sir Paul McCartney also paid tribute.
He said: "The news of Cynthia's passing is very sad. She was a lovely lady who I've known since our early days together in Liverpool.
"She was a good mother to Julian and will be missed by us all but I will always have great memories of our times together."
And Ringo Starr tweeted a message of support for her son Julian.
Peace and love to Julian Lennon God bless Cynthia love Ringo and Barbaraxx
More top news
The Duke of York’s decision to step down from royal duties fills the nation’s papers on Thursday’s.
A radical programme of renationalisation, free broadband, big spending pledges on the NHS and going after tax dodgers in on the menu.
Much of the UK will have a cloudy but mainly dry day on Thursday.