Lady Linda Louise McCartney

On September 24, 1941, Linda Eastman was born to Lee and Louise Eastman. The family home was in Scarsdale, Westchester County, in upstate New York. They also owned a house in East Hampton and a luxurious flat in Park Avenue.

She was educated at Scarsdale High School, followed by the exclusive Sarah Lawrence School in Bronxville, near Scarsdale.

At the age of eighteen, she attended Princeton University to study History and Art. During the same year, her mother died in a plane crash, and Linda's world seemed to fall apart. In her despair, Linda rushed into a marriage with Melvin See.

The couple moved to Tuscon, Arizona, where Linda gave birth to her first daughter, Heather on December 31, 1963. Soon after, the couple divorced.

She pursued the career of photograhy and as a "rock" photographer, she first met The Beatles at Shea in 1966. Her initial attraction to John was soon diverted to Paul. Soon afterwards, she and Paul fell in love, and on March 12, 1969, she and Paul were married.

Paul officially adopted Heather as his own daughter, and he and Linda would give birth to three other children, Mary, Stella, amd James.

Linda was soon active in pursuing the rights of all animals, which she adored. She also advocated for a vegetarian lifestyle, since she believed that the eating of meat was not only a form of the highest cruelty, but also led to cancer. These passions developed into a million dollar business as she developed a line of vegetarian meals and recipes.

Linda and Paul shared a remarkable life together, almost always together. She became not only his loving wife and the beautiful mother of his children; she became his best friend as well.

On April 17, 1998, Lady Linda Louise McCartney lost a long and painful battle with cancer and died where she was most comfortable -- in her husband's arms.

from Paul's Letter ToThe World. . .

Finally, I said to her: "You're up on your beautiful Appaloosa stallion. It's a fine spring day. We're riding through the woods. The bluebells are all out, and the sky is clear blue."

I had barely got to the end of the sentence, when she closed her eyes, and gently slipped away.

She was unique and the world is a better place for having known her.

Her message of love will live on in our hearts forever.

I love you, Linda.


Read the entire letter ...
Linda Riding An Appaloosa

Notable Quotes

George Harrison: "Linda will be missed not only by Paul, her children and brother John, but by all of us who knew and loved her. She was a dear person with a passionate love of nature and its creatures and, in her passing, has earned the peace she sought in life. May God bless her."

Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach: "We were privileged to have known her. Her positive courage through her illness was truly inspiring."

Sir George Martin and wife Judy: "We will miss her enormously. Everyone is diminished by her passing. Paul has to bear the grief of not only losing his love and the linchpin of his family, but also the best friend he ever had."

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