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NAMES IN THE NEWS : Yoko Ono Says Son Lifted Her

<i> From Times Wire Services </i>

Yoko Ono says her son, Sean, helped her pull through after the murder of her husband, John Lennon.

“Some days, I felt life wasn’t worth it, but it was important that I stay around for Sean, or he would have lost two parents,” Ono said in an interview in Sunday’s Daily News Magazine.

Sean, now 14, was 5 when his ex-Beatle father was slain. He attends school in Switzerland and hopes for a music career.

Ono said she prefers he choose another path but won’t stand in his way.

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“I love him very much, wish John was here to see him grow,” she said. “Maybe he’s watching.”

Lennon was shot to death in 1980. His killer, Mark Chapman, is serving a life sentence.


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