Yoko Ono Speaks Out on 30th Anniversary of John Lennon's Death

6:06 AM PST 12/08/2010 by Lindsay Powers
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"The most important gift we received from him was not words, but deeds," she writes in a touching tribute on her blog.

Yoko Ono released a touching Tweet remembering her late husband, John Lennon, who was shot to death outside their New York City apartment 30 years ago Wednesday.

"Today, on this painful anniversary, please join me in remembering John with deep love and respect," she wrote. "Despite his short, 40 years of life, he gave so much to the world. The world was blessed with fortune to have known John."

"We continue to learn so much from him even today. John, I love you. 2010/12/8 Yoko Ono Lennon," she added.

In a blog post on ImaginePeace.com, she wrote, "This year would have been the 70th birthday year for John if only he was here. But people are not questioning if he is here or not. They just love him and are keeping him alive with their love. I’ve received notes from all corners of the world to let me know that they were celebrating this year to thank John for having given us so much in his forty short years on earth."

"The most important gift we received from him was not words, but deeds. He believed in Truth, and had dared to speak up. We all knew that he upset certain powerful people with it. But that was John. He couldn’t have been in any other way. If he were here now, I think he would have shouted so we can all hear it. That truth was important. Because without knowing all the truth of what we did, we could not achieve world peace."

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