Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds is dead

Little girl who inspired song dies at 46

Beatles devotees haven’t had it easy in the bereavement department. Two of the Fab Four died much too young, George Harrison of cancer, John Lennon after a crazed fan gunned him down. Now Lucy is dead. If Lennon’s song has long been understood as a hymn to LSD (Rocking horse people? Newspaper taxis?), it’s worth remembering that his cover story—that his young son Julian drew a picture of a classmate, Lucy, floating in a sky surrounded by diamonds—did have a grain of truth to it. Little Lucy Vodden has died in London, aged 46, after a long battle with lupus.

Associated Press

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