Late musician John Lennon’s former private assistant is satisfied the singer’s lack of safety led to him being murdered.
Actor and mime artist Dan Richter, 83, who lived and labored with John and The Beatles‘ icon’s spouse Yoko Ono as their PA from 1969 to 1973, mentioned the music legend ought to by no means have been utilizing the entrance door of the New York City condominium constructing the place he was assassinated 42 years in the past this month, experiences aceshowbiz.com.
Dan, who starred because the lead man-ape within the opening scene of Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 epic ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, advised the Daily Telegraph on Wednesday “that door was a danger point”.
“You can identify and avoid that. And there was a side door he could have used.”
He additionally recalled fearing John Lennon was about to be murdered on a go to to fulfill Bob Dylan on the Plaza Hotel in New York.
Dan bought out of the automotive first to verify the realm have been secure however was left terrified by a person speedily approaching them whereas reaching into his pocket.
“I thought I was going to die. Turned out he was hotel security coming to see if we needed help! Then I realised Bob was standing there all the time, totally unnoticed, in camouflage fatigues, laughing.”
Dan additionally advised how he by no means thought Yoko could be a goal for assassination regardless of the actual fact “people really did hate her” after she was blamed by followers for breaking apart The Beatles.
Paul McCartney mentioned earlier this month he couldn’t bear to speak about John Lennon’s demise after the singer was assassinated.
The 80-year-old rock veteran’s former Beatles bandmate was gunned down outdoors his condominium in New York City on December 8, 1980, abandoning his spouse Yoko and sons Sean and Julian.
McCartney opened up about his devastation over Lennon’s demise in an interview for ‘The Beatles Channel’ on SirusXM, saying: “When John died it was so troublesome. It had hit me a lot so, that I couldn’t actually speak about it. I keep in mind getting residence from the studio on the day that we’d heard the information he died.
“Turning the TV on and seeing people say, ‘well, John Lennon was this’, and ‘What he was, was this’, and ‘I remember meeting him’ and it was like, ‘I don’t know, I can’t be one of those people’. I can’t just go on TV and say what John meant to me. It was just too deep. It’s just too much. I couldn’t put it into words.”
John Lennon was shot within the again 5 occasions outdoors his Dakota condominium constructing by Beatles fanatic Mark David Chapman, now 67, hours after the singer spoke to him and signed one among his information.
The killer, infamously carrying a replica of J.D. Salinger’s “The Catcher in the Rye” novel along with his pistol, stayed on the scene of the homicide till he was arrested by police, and remains to be languishing in jail after 12 of his parole bids have been denied.