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John Lennon's widow feels he is still campaigning in spirit

December 10, 2011 - London

John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono on insisted that the star's spirit still soars, 31 years after his tragic death.

On the anniversary of the late Beatle's shooting, she claimed that he would have supported the anti-capitalist 'Occupy' protests.

"John was about making the world a better place," The Mirror quoted her as saying.

"He sang Gimme Some Truth so, when I see all the activism today, I feel we will turn the corner soon," she said.

The 'Imagine' singer was gunned down outside his home in New York on 8th December 1980 by Mark Chapman.

However, Ono still believes that Lennon, who would have turned 71 this year, is still campaigning in spirit.

"Now that John's a spirit, he has a different effect on people. Spirits talk on a pure level and don't get distracted by people saying things like, 'That's nice, but why's he wearing that?'

"Of course, it would still be better if John was around," she said.

The legend's music will again be performed on Saturday at the 31st annual John Lennon memorial concert at Poisson Rouge nightclub in New York.

But the event prompts mixed emotions for the 78-year-old, who had compiled an 11-CD collection of his music, last year.

"I don't listen for pleasure, it chokes me up," she added.


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