This seems to be quite a popular question, albeit a surprising one given that it is common knowledge that John Lennon was shot and killed in 1980. For more than 30 years there are rumours that the Beatles ex-singer is living in secrecy somewhere for some reason. Is it fact or just a hoax?

Is John Lennon is still alive? John Lennon is not alive, he was shot and killed by Mark Chapman in 1980 outside his home in New York. I personally believe this to be true and that John Lennon is not alive, I have to ask the question though – why do people still wonder if John Lennon is still alive?

Why is it important to know if John Lennon is still alive if people think that this is not true?

It has been 42 years since Mark David Chapman murdered the popular songwriter outside his Manhattan apartment. Despite overwhelming proof of his death, some online speculated that official reports are false, submitted by one person who claims to have seen him perform recently.

One piece of “evidence” being a musician named Mark Staycer who has been performing with an apparent Liverpudlian accent similar to LENNON’S own singing style from years before his death.

Footage suggests that this performer has a Liverpudlian accent similar to John coupled with noticeable similarities between this and other events in which they were both involved.

Here’s some video footage of Mark:

Speaking as a native Liverpudlian myself (Scouser), I can tell that Mark’s accent is not real. A lot of people from outside of Liverpool may not spot this but having been born and raised in Liverpool I can tell you that the accent varies subtly from town to town and anyone from these areas can usually spot somebody trying to intimidate a true scouse accent.

I’m not knocking Mark Staycer, his impression of John is absolutely brilliant – but his speaking voice isn’t right. He is clearly not from Liverpool. It is evident that Mark is trying too hard to copy John’s singing voice which is endearing but it is clear that he is no Liverpudlian.

Mark Staycer is a talented musician with an excellent resemblance of John Lennon was even chosen to play him in the off-Broadway production of “Lennon”.

This is likely why people still ask the question if John Lennon is still alive or perhaps the question is being asked by younger people who are just discovering the Beatles for the first time, maybe as a school project, they may need to ask this question out of innocent naivety.

Murder: December 8 1980

Mark David Chapman shot John Lennon Dec. 1980. Chapman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. A lawyer referred Chapman to trial before pleading guilty to the conspiracy. Ono scattered his ashes at Central Park where the Strawberry Fields memorial was later created. After Lennon’s murder, “just like starting over” and double fantasy reached the top of the charts across the country as well as the. “Imagine”, whose second Single is from Double Fantasy “Woman”, is already topping the UK charts. Later that year Roxy Music’s cover version for “Jealous Guy” was also a UK number one.

Which Beatles are still alive?

The Beatles were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

At the time of writing the remaining Beatles still alive are Paul McCartney and Ring Starr. Paul

George Harrison passed away after a long battle with cancer in 2001 at the age of 58.

Who Shot John Lennon & Why?

Lennon was shot outside is home in New York on December 8 1980 by Mark David Chapman, he was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.

Why was Lennon shot? Was he targeted for his fame or is there another reason?

The short answer is Mark David Chapman did it because of the book The Catcher in the Rye. He identified with the main character of J D Salinger’s novel so much so, that he became obsessed with him and believed that by killing John Lennon he could make Holden Caulfield – the protagonist of the book, a real person.

When Chapman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 20 years to life, he told the judge: “I am not sure if you want or need anything from me but I would like you to know that five hours ago I realized what a horrible thing I had done.”

He is currently being housed at the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, New York.

How old was John Lennon when he died?

John Lennon was 40 years old when he died.


Despite widespread belief, the rumour “is John Lennon still alive?” is not true and is based on false stories made up by people who want to cash in on his fame for their own financial gain. Today it is very difficult to keep a secret due to social media, technology, and people wanting to find out the truth for themselves rather than believe false stories. John is dead and is not coming back – end of story.