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Paul McCartney Says He 'Cried For A Year' After Wife Linda's Death

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Beatles legend Paul McCartney says he "cried for a year" after his wife Linda Eastman's death.

Eastman died in 1998 at age 56 after being diagnosed with breast cancer three years before.

"I think I cried for about a year on and off. You expect to see them walk in, this person you love, because you are so used to them. I cried a lot," McCartney told the BBC. "It was almost embarrassing except it seemed the only thing to do."

McCartney married Eastman in 1969 and later formed the band Wings with her after The Beatles broke up.

McCartney had previously also lost his mother, Mary McCartney, to breast cancer in 1956 at the age of 47. He was only 14 at the time of her death.

"Both my mum and Linda died of breast cancer. We had no idea what my mum had died of because no-one talked about it. She just died," McCartney said of his mother's death.

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