• Mariah Reeve

Paul McCartney marches for John Lennon


In honor of Paul McCartney's late former band mate John Lennon, he marched during the March for Our Lives.

John Lennon was shot four times in the back while walking home on December 8, 1980, near Central Park by Mark Chapman, who had asked the former Beatle for his autograph only hours before he killed him, according to The BBC.

At only 40 years old, Lennon lost his life to a psychotic fan. He was young and one of the world's biggest musicians. Chapman pled guilty and was sentenced to 20 to life.

"One of my best friends was killed in gun violence right around here," McCartney told a local news station. "So it's important to me."

McCartney,75, also said he wanted to support the people at the march, which aims to end gun violence by advocating for gun control, according to USA Today.

Lennon hasn't been the only celebrity who has died from gun violence. Mahatma Gandhi, Kurt Cobain, Malcolm X, Tupac Shakur (2 Pac), Biggie Smalls ( The Notorious B.I.G), Selena, and many more have died from gun violence.

"I don't know if we can end gun violence," McCartney said. "But this is what we can do, so I'm here to do it."