John Lydon’s Wife Nora Dies Following Battle With Alzheimer’s

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John Lydon’s wife Nora Foster has died following a long battle with Alzheimer’s, it has been confirmed.

The former Sex Pistols singer was married to Foster for 44 years, and Lydon devoted his time to being her full time carer when she was diagnosed with the disease 5 years ago.

Earlier this year, John Lydon who is also known as Johnny Rotten, spoke about how his wife’s diagnosis “shaped him”. 

“All the things I thought were the ultimate agony seem preposterous now,” the singer said. “It’s shaped me into what I am. I don’t think I’ll ever get over it.

Adding, “I don’t see how I can live without her. I wouldn’t want to. There’s no point”. 

Stating that the journey was “worth every moment”, Lydon insisted that “No joy comes without pain and, boy, do I know that now”. 

“a heavy heart”

The death of John Lydon’s wife Nora was confirmed via a post shared by the singer’s current band Public Image LTD, where they asked fans to “respect John’s grief” and give him space.

“Rest in Peace Nora Forster”, the post read. “It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad news that Nora Forster – John Lydon’s wife of nearly 5 decades – has passed away”. 

“Nora had been living with Alzheimer’s for several years. In which time John had become her full-time carer”, the post also added.

“Please respect John’s grief and allow him space. Rest in Peace Nora. Heart felt condolences to John from Rambo and all at PiL Official”. 

Back in January, John Lydon’s band Public Image LTD produced an entry to represent Ireland at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

Lydon himself dediciated the track ‘Hawaii’ to his wife Nora, calling it a “love letter” to her.

The song ultimately failed to get past the judges, who chose Wild Youth to represent Ireland for the contest instead.

More on this from Nova here.