The Tragic End Of Linda McCartney, The Beatles Icon Paul’s Wife

Every death is tragic for the people who lost their beloved ones whether it was an expected one or not. However, human beings have to move on even though every loss leaves a permanent scar on the heart. Like almost every person, The Beatles legend Paul McCartney also had been through the tragic loss of his first wife Linda McCartney who died in 1998 at the age of 56.

Linda McCartney was a photographer, musician, and animal rights activist. She and Paul met at a Georgie Fame concert at The Bag O’Nails club, on May 15, 1967. Linda fell in love with Paul the first time she saw him even though she was dating another man. They tied the knot in 1969. Paul adopted Linda’s daughter and later they had three children of their own.

How Did Linda McCartney Die?

Paul and Linda were partners in every part of life. Along with their happy marriage, they also collaborated on different musical projects by composing and performing songs together. They formed a band named Wings and released ‘Wild Life,’ ‘Red Rose Speedway,’ ‘Band on the Run,’ and four other popular albums. They were together in every area of life but a terrible disease separated them forever.

Paul McCartney described his feelings after he lost her saying:

I think I cried for about a year on and off.

I cried a lot. It was almost embarrassing except it seemed the only thing to do.”

Linda McCartney was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995 and it was impossible for her to recover from the disease because they discovered it too late. She died due to cancer on April 17, 1998, after she had tried to fight it for three years. Paul McCartney was devastated after the loss of the love of his life. He only wanted his fans to help other people who were diagnosed with cancer and support the rights of animals as a tribute to his late wife Linda.