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Yoko Ono Teletype to the Associated Press on John Lennon's Death

Item Details

The teletype states:

Yoko Ono released the following statement on behalf of herself and her five-year-old son, Sean:

I told Sean what happened, I showed him the picture of his father on the cover of the paper and explained the situation. I took Sean to the spot where John lay after he was shot. Sean wanted to know why the person shot John if he like John. I explained that he was probably a confused person. Sean said we should find out if he was confused or if he really had meant to kill John. I saw that was up to the court. He asked what court—a tennis court or a basketball court? That’s how Sean used to talk with his father. They were buddies. John would have been proud of Sean if he had heard this. Sean cried later. He also said “Now Daddy is part of God. I guess when you die you become much more bigger because you’re part of everything.” I don’t have much more to add to Sean’s statement. The silent vigil will take place December 14th at 2 P.M. for 10 minutes. Our thoughts will be with you.
Love, Yoko and Sean

AP-SK-1210 1809NST

Event or Person: The Assassination of John Lennon
Item Type: Teletype
Brand: Associated Press
Materials: Paper
Period: 1980s
Autographed: No
Authentication: Not Authenticated

Condition

- toning to paper with tears and chips to edges.

Dimensions

9.0" W x 11.0" H x 0.25" D

Item #

ITMG689145

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