Will Wig address this? John Lennon’s first wife, Cynthia Lennon, dead at 75 BY Jim Farber NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 12:13 PM JANE MINGAY/ASSOCIATED PRESS Cynthia Lennon sitting behind copies of her book entitled 'John' during a book signing in central London in 2005. Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of a young John Lennon, died at her home Wednesday in Mallorca, Spain. She was 75. A statement from the family said she had been waging a brief battle against cancer. The one child she had with John - Julian Lennon — was at her side at the time. Cynthia Lennon was born Cynthia Powell in Blackpool, England. She met the future Beatle at Liverpool College of Art in 1957. The two connected at a lettering class at the school, and soon began dating. It was a difficult relationship, with the musician prone to bouts of jealousy and anger. In 1962 Powell became pregnant with Lennon’s child, at which point the Beatle proposed marriage. The couple remained married until 1968, though it was largely left to the mother to raise Julian. In the early part of the Beatles’ career, manager Brian Epstein tried to keep the marriage, and the Lennons’ child, a secret, so as not to turn off the band’s teen fans. But, eventually, word got out. Lennon famously left Cynthia for Yoko Ono in the summer of ‘68. Cynthia wrote several books about her life with her iconic husband, including 2005’s “John.” She also made her own attempt at music, recording a version of “Those Were The Days” in 1995. The song had been a No. 1 hit for Mary Hopkin in 1968, in a version produced by Paul McCartney. Cynthia remarried three more times. Her last husband, Noel Charles, whom she wed in 2002, died in 2013.