Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of The Beatles’ John Lennon, died Wednesday. She was 75.

Cynthia Lennon Dies

Cynthia Lennon’s death was announced by her and John Lennon’s only son, Julian Lennon (above).

“Cynthia Lennon passed away today at her home in Mallorca, Spain following a short but brave battle with cancer,” Julian Lennon wrote on his website.. “Her son Julian Lennon was at her bedside throughout. The family are thankful for your prayers. Please respect their privacy at this difficult time.”

Julian also uploaded a tribute music video for the song he wrote for his mother, “In Loving Memory.”

Cynthia wed John in 1962 after learning that they were expecting Julian, who was born in 1963. They remained married until 1968, when Cynthia filed for divorce upon learning of John’s affair with Yoko Ono. John married Ono in 1969 and remained with her until his tragic death in 1980.

Following her marriage to the musician, Cynthia penned two books about their life together: A Twist of Lennon (1980) and John (2005).