'Beatles' Singer Paul McCartney, 81, on His Wife Linda's Breast Cancer Battle

Thursday, May 09, 2024

“Beatles” singer Paul McCartney, 81, is one of the most popular musicians in the modern era, and his storied career includes his love for his wife of 30 years, Linda Eastman, who passed away after bravely battling breast cancer. The “Beatles” star stood by her side until the very end, praising her courage and positive fighting attitude.

“She was fighting right up to the end,” McCartney told People Magazine of his resilient wife, who died in 1998.

McCartney, a member of the iconic 1960s band The Beatles, known for hits like “Come Together,” “Let It Be,” and “Strawberry Fields Forever,” has long made music that was deeply influenced by his personal life. His marriage to Linda Eastman in 1969 and their subsequent journey together, including the birth of their four children, left an indelible mark on his music and his life.

Decades later, Eastman was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995, People Magazine reports.

According to the Washington Post, she underwent treatment from 1995 to 1997. Sadly, her cancer spread to her liver. However, she did not let her diagnosis stop her from doing what she loved.   “She didn’t know she was dying,” McCartney said. “She is such a strong, forward-thinking lady and such a positive girl.”

The day before she passed away, she was riding horses. “She loved riding so much. Sometimes, she’d get up on her horse, and I’d say, ‘You don’t want to get down, do you?’ She preferred it up there than on the ground,” McCartney said.

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