Wednesday marked 30 years to the day since John Lennon was killed outside his New York apartment.
And to commemorate the life of the singing legend, his wife Yoko Ono has released a touching blog post.
"The most important gift we received from him was not words, but deeds," she said.
"Today, on this painful anniversary, please join me in remembering John with deep love and respect.
"Despite his short, 40 years of life, he gave so much to the world. The world was blessed with fortune to have known John."
She added: "We continue to learn so much from him even today. John, I love you. 2010/12/8 Yoko Ono Lennon."
Fans of the star held vigils and memorial services all over the world in commemoration of his life.
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