Lucy Vodden is ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ (Video)

September 28, 2009

Lucy Vodden, best known as the inspiration for the classic Beatles’ tune “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” has died at age 46 as a result of her long fight against lupus. Learn more about her life and death here.

Julian Lennon

According to the BPA, she passed last Tuesday at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London after dealing with the horrible illness for over five years, leaving behind husband Ross Vodden. However, hospital reps will not confirm the date of her death.

Her life altering association with the Beatles came when she befriended John Lennon’s son, Julian, whom she attended school with. When Julian was just a tyke, he brought a doodle home from school and gave it to his dad, saying that it was “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” John immediately saw an opportunity and turned the undeveloped idea into the classic we know it as today.

Ever since its release on the “Sgt. Pepper” album there has been a great deal of controversy surrounding the tune. Critics claim that it was an indirect reference to LSD, but Lennon always stood firm that it wasn’t.

When Julian learned of Vodden’s disease he did everything he could to help her cope, sending her letters along with flowers and gardening vouchers, because of her passion for gardening. He said in a recent interview:

“I wanted to do something to put a smile on her face.”

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Vodden family…

Readers, if you would like to leave your condolences for the family of Lucy Vodden, the inspiration behind “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” please feel free to do so in the comment section. You will also find pictures and a video below.

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