Yoko Ono Tweets 'Still Miss Him' on Anniversary of John Lennon's Murder

PHOTO: Beatle John Lennon and Yoko Ono, pose in bed in Montreal, on June 1969. His first solo album at the time featured songs telling of his love for Yoko. They held an in bed press conferences in several cities with the theme, "make love, not war." PlayBettmann Archive/Getty Images
WATCH 12/8/1980: John Lennon Shot

Today marks one of the most tragic days in music history.

Thirty-six years ago, John Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman outside of The Dakota, the New York City apartment building in which Lennon lived with his wife, Yoko Ono.

As she’s done many times before, Ono used the anniversary of her husband’s death to call attention to gun violence in America. On Wednesday night she tweeted the now-familiar image of the bloodied glasses Lennon was wearing when he was killed.

“Over 1,200,000 people have been killed by guns in the U.S.A. since John Lennon was shot and killed on Dec. 8, 1980,” reads the message on the image.

Along with the image, Yoko tweeted the message, “Together let's bring back America the green land of Peace. The death of a loved one is a hollowing experience. After 36yrs we still miss him.”

John Lennon was 40 years old when he was murdered. Chapman, now 69, pleaded guilty to killing Lennon and is serving life in prison for the crime.

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