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John Lennon was a British musician who gained worldwide fame as one of the founders of The Beatles, for his subsequent solo career, and for his political activism and pacifism. He was shot by Mark David Chapman at the entrance of the building where he lived, The Dakota, in New York City on 8 December 1980. Lennon had just returned from Record Plant Studio with his wife, Yoko Ono.
As Lennon had been shot four times with hollow-point bullets (which expand upon entering the target and severely disrupt more tissue as they travel through the target),Lennon's affected organs were virtually destroyed upon impact. Lynn stated: "If [Lennon] had been shot in the middle of the operating room with a team of surgeons ready to work on him, he wouldn't have survived his injuries".When told by Dr. Lynn of her husband's death, Ono started sobbing and said, "Oh no, no, no, no tell me it's not true." Dr. Lynn remembers that Ono lay down and began hitting her head against the floor, but calmed down when a nurse gave Lennon's wedding ring to her.She was led away from Roosevelt Hospital by Geffen Records' president, David Geffen, in a state of shock.
Lennon's murder triggered an outpouring of grief around the world on an unprecedented scale.Lennon's remains were cremated at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, Westchester County, N.Y.; no funeral was held.Ono sent word to the chanting crowd outside the Dakota that their singing had kept her awake; she asked that they re-convene in Central Park the following Sunday for ten minutes of silent prayer.On 14 December 1980, millions of people around the world responded to Ono's request to pause for ten minutes of silence to remember Lennon.Thirty thousand gathered in Liverpool, and the largest group—over 225,000—converged on New York's Central Park, close to the scene of the shooting. For those ten minutes every radio station in New York City went off the air.At least three Beatles fans committed suicide after the murder,leading Ono to make a public appeal asking mourners not to give in to despair.Ono released a solo album, Season of Glass, in 1981. The cover of the album is a photograph of Lennon's blood-spattered glasses.