It’s been 36 years since John Lennon was gunned down in the archway of the Dakota building in New York City, but his death continues to strike a chord with all those impacted by gun violence today.
On Thursday, his widow Yoko Ono commemorated the anniversary by sharing a powerful image of blood-stained glasses on Facebook with a harrowing statistic of the number of people who’ve been killed by guns in the United States since Lennon’s murder in 1980.
“Every day, 91 Americans are killed with guns,” she captioned the image. “We are turning this beautiful country into a War Zone. Together, let’s bring back America, the green land of Peace. The death of a loved one is a hollowing experience. After 36 years, our son Sean and I still miss him.”
Others touched by Lennon’s legacy paid tribute to the slain Beatle with moving posts across social media. His son Sean Lennon shared a photo of his parents with a link to a song about his father, while the estate of George Harrison posted a throwback of the two former bandmates in happier days.