Death of John Lennon
The singer would end up dying at the Roosevelt Hospital, after losing large amounts of blood. The author of the murder, Mark Chapman, 25 years old, was a religious fanatic who considered some of John Lennon’s statements and lyrics blasphemy.
One of the statements dated from 1966, when, in an interview, Lennon said: “Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. We're more popular than Jesus now.”
His death and its Media coverage proved and intensified his popularity, making him a hero.
“The death of a hero” and “When music died” are titles which reflect the tone of the news surrounding John Lennon’s death, making him a symbol.
It wasn’t “only” a man who had died; it was a legend.