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John Lennon's first wife Cynthia dies at 75

Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of The Beatles' John Lennon, has died at her home in Spain at the age of 75.

A message on her son Julian's website said she died "following a short but brave battle with cancer".

Cynthia met John Lennon at art school in Liverpool in 1957 and the couple married just before Beatlemania transformed her husband into one of the most famous men in the world.

Lizo Mzimba reports.

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