Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr & Yoko Ono Remember Cynthia Lennon

Cynthia Lennon
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Cynthia Lennon photographed in 1985. 

Cynthia Lennon -- ex-wife of late Beatles legend John and mother of Julian -- died Wednesday (April 1) after a brief battle with cancer. Cynthia and John were married from 1962 to 1968, at the very start of the Beatles' rise to mega-stardom.

John Lennon's Ex-Wife Cynthia Lennon Dead at 75

The living members of the band -- Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr -- both paid tribute to Cynthia on Wednesday and shared their condolences for Julian.

"The news of Cynthia’s passing is very sad," McCartney wrote on his website. "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."

Starr tweeted a message from him and his wife Barbara:

Yoko Ono -- who married John Lennon in 1969, the year after his divorce from Cynthia -- shared a lovely statement about Cynthia's "strong zest for life."

"I’m very saddened by Cynthia’s death," Ono wrote on "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."