Mel Gibson once said that John Lennon deserved to die? Claims of Hollywood screenwriters
Mel Gibson got on the nerves of Beatles fans when reports emerged about him saying John Lennon deserved to die.
After leaving the Beatles, Lennon faced a tragic incident when he died in 1980. Twenty years after the band and fans mourned his death, reports of Gibson saying the singer deserved to die have become the subject of city conversation.
A shocking letter between Gibson and ‘Maccabees’ screenwriter Joe Eszterhas left everyone speechless when the latter revealed the ‘Blood Father’ actor once thought the Beatles member deserved to die.
“I’m glad he’s dead. He deserved to be shot. He was fucking messianic. Listen to his songs! “Imagine. I hate that fucking song. Gibson, quoted in the letter obtained by The Wrap.
However, Gibson later denied ever abandoning these comments.
In a post shared by Express UK, it was revealed that Gibson is actually a huge Beatles fan and would never speak ill of them.
“I will say that the vast majority of the facts as well as the statements and actions attributed to me in your letter are pure fabrications,” the actor said. “I recognize that, like most creative people, I am passionate and intense.”
How did John Lennon die?
Lennon’s death still leaves fans heartbroken and sad as the legendary musician could have offered more music if he was still alive. The singer’s career was cut short when he was shot by an obsessed fan in New York.
At the time, he was entering a building in Manhattan when Mark David Chapman shot him four times at close range. Lennon began to bleed too much that he was dead when he arrived at the hospital. He wasn’t breathing when they arrived at Roosevelt Hospital ten minutes later.
Medical experts reportedly tried to revive him for 20 minutes, but the bullets inside his body have already torn him apart.
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According to the coroner’s report, he lost over 80% of his blood as a result of the shooting.
The fan reportedly received an autograph earlier today and remained at the scene of the shooting until arrested by police. He was reportedly a huge Lennon fan, but was angered by the singer’s claim in 1966 that the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus”.
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