After a 5-year battle with Altzheimer Nora Foster,
the wife of John Lydon passed away at the age of 80.

The news came via P.i.L.‘s Instagram acount.

They were married for 44 years. Professionally she was an actress, model
and music promoter. She had a daughter from another marriage , the late
great Ari-Up (1962-2010), who fronted female punk band The Slits in the 70s.

Lydon “All the things I thought were the ultimate agony seem preposterous now.
It’s shaped me into what I am. I don’t think I’ll ever get over it. I don’t see how I can
live without her. I wouldn’t want to. There’s no point. No joy comes without pain
and, boy, do I know that now ”

Earlier this year Lydon wrote a beautiful love song for Nora called Hawaii.
Along with his band P.i.L. he attempted to represent Ireland (his parents were
Irish) at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with the song, but they didn’t get
through the qualifications.