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The Dakota Apartments, New York, NY (cont'd)

They soon had their son, Sean, and John retreated to a private life raising him away from the spotlights. On December 8, 1980, the Dakota played a tragic part in the couple's wonderful life together: It was at the entrance to the building that Lennon was fatally shot in front of Ono by crazed fan Mark David Chapman. More than 30 years later, Ono continues to live in the apartment because of its connection to her beloved husband. "It gives me what's the reminder of love that we had," she once said. "It gives me power."
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