The life and times of John Lennon - 15 iconic quotes and pictures of the late Beatles star

Lennon was shot and killed 43 years ago.

Today (December 8) marks 43 years since John Lennon was shot and killed in New York.

The Beatles star only made it to 40-years-old after being assassinated by Mark David Chapman.

A talented singer and founding member of the Beatles, Lennon was a quirky character, known for his peace activism and inspirational words.

His musical contribution to the world was enormous, and he changed the course of popular music and culture. His lyrics of love, peace and togetherness remain a legacy to this day, continuing to inspire, 43 years after his death.

Lennon’s life may have been short, but his message lives on, with many of his words and witticisms still being quoted today.

Here is a gallery of John Lennon’s life, and a selection of his most iconic quotes.

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