the lindamac-l and macca-l list tribute page

photo courtesy of d northcutt and lynn harvey

linda louise eastman mccartney
september 24, 1941 - april 17, 1998

"Finally, I said to her: "You're up on your beautiful Appaloosa stallion.
It's a fine spring day. We're riding through the woods.
The bluebells are all out, and the sky is clear blue.''

I had barely got to the end of the sentence, when she closed her eyes,
and gently slipped away."
~ Paul

Reactions when the news hit,
words of comfort and sympathy from
MACCA-L and LindaMac-L list members

I just got a phone call from my brother and he told me that he heard that Linda had died. I was shocked. I turned on WNEW 102.7 FM here in NY and they were playing "Let It Be". For some reason, I knew that it must be bad. When the song ended, the DJ said "Our thoughts and prayers go out to Paul and the McCartney Family". I was very saddened by this report.

Paul, if you're out there, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

We love you...


I have nothing profound to say. It's my 44th birthday and I just got this very sad news. I feel so badly for Paul and his family. That's all I can say right now. My love is with all of them.

from skycalico

don't know what to say, I am numb, as I'm sure the entire McCartney family must be. There's nothing you can say during such a difficult time, except try to express your sympathy, your heart & soul goes out to those you care about who loses the one they loved so very much. Such a love as what Paul & Linda shared cannot be often found. We'll miss her. My deepest sympathy, sent with buckets of tears.

~peace~ Debbie Lawson

I was really sad to hear of Linda's passing. My thoughts are with her husband and family. rest in peace, Linda.

Unfortunately, I just read about Linda On the AOL news. There are no words to express the depth of my sorrow for Paul and his family. We are all diminished by Paul's loss. I join my thoughts and prayers and sadness with all of you going out to Paul. We love you.
Debbie S.

Linda did so much for the world, Her accomplishments are amazing! I feel sorrow for Paul.....(Little Willow running through my head). Let's all give thanks for everything Linda did and show how much we appreciated her work in life.


lynn and I are still trying to absorb the shock of linda's passing. we will have more to say in a bit.

In the meantime, give each other a virtual hug, shed some tears, if need be and use the list for any expressions of grief you feel you need to express. we are here for one another. call a list member if need be as I have with lynn. I am trying to get hold of colin and gail. they are on a trip to mt. rainier so they may get the news on their car radio.

may peace, love and understanding be with the mccartneys now and with us as we try to get through this.


Dirge without Music

Edna St. Vincent Millay

I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground. So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind: Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. Crowned With lilies and with laurel they go; but I am not resigned.

Lovers and thinkers, into the earth with you. Be one with the dull, the indiscriminate dust. A fragment of what you felt, of what you knew, A formula, a phrase remains, --- but the best is lost.

The answers quick & keen, the honest look, the laughter, the love, They are gone. They have gone to feed the roses. Elegant and curled Is the blossom. Fragrant is the blossom. I know. But I do not approve. More precious was the light in your eyes than all the roses in the world.

Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind; Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave. I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.

Melody Clark

I am just so shocked....My sister was telling me that MSNBC had a program on the Beatles...and then there it was at the top....Oh my god....

Paul, Heather, Mary, Stella, James,.....our prayers are with you...


I just heard the news on AOL a little while ago. I can just imagine what Paul is going through right now. Losing both his mother and his wife to cancer. I wish there was something I could do to help him. I guess all I can do is pray for him and his family. He loved her so much. Every time I listened to one of his love songs to her I could sense all the love he had for his Lady Linda. Please, God, give him the strength to carry on. I hope Paul knows how much our thoughts and our prayers are with him. I believe with all my heart that it was Linda who made him a better man and gave him stability in everything that he'd gone through. Paul, if you're reading this, we love you and your Lady Linda, and we'll miss her terribly.


hello all,
i have been very busy with school the last couple of days and i haven't been home much, so i just found out about linda's death, that really hits hard, i really don't know what to say well linda, where ever you are, you'll be dearly missed

just remember maybe i'm amazed....
bye chris the fifth beatle

I just heard the news on TV and I was so shocked. How sad and awful.

All I can think of is that she had a wonderful life, and how lucky she and Paul were to be able to share all those happy years together.

My heart feels for Paul and their children. What will he do now? How sensible to make sure he is away from the world's prying eyes at this time. Both of them have suffered the last couple of years with such dignity and I admire them tremendously for that.

Bless her.

Lynn ... from England

I got a call from Sheryl this afternoon and am just at a total loss for words. It is such a shock and my heart just goes out to Paul and their kids.


just heard the news on CNN. I can't believe it. I came here because no one I know really understands and you all do. I can't stop crying and I am not one to cry. Poor sad Paul and kids. Linda looked so good in October. I am glad they were riding horses a few days ago. Rest in peace.


I just heard on god....I can't think of a thing to say. I can't imagine how devastated Paul and his family must feel, they were truly a couple, spiritually, physically, mentally....I'm sending my prayers to them tonight.

From a slightly selfish point of view, I'm just hoping that Paul will be able to continue with his music, for without that he would surely feel even more lost.


Once, there was a way to get back homeward
Once, there was a way to get back home
Sleep pretty darling, do not cry
And I will sing a lullaby.
Golden slumbers fill your eyes
Smiles awake you when you rise
Sleep pretty darling do not cry
And I will sing a lullaby.

A love such as theirs will never die. They'll be together again, someday, somehow. For now, I know we wish them peace and comfort, and the strength and courage to carry the weight of this newest tragedy. She will be loved and remembered forever. Golden Slumbers, Linda.


My prayers go out to Paul and his family...


just needed to say...
sending Paul and the kids a warm hug along with my prayers...


I'm wordless. My thoughts and prayers are with Paul and his family.

Erandi Torres


I've just heard the terrible news
I just would like to wish Paul and the rest of the family our condolensences


Having just heard the news about Linda, my first mental image was of John and Mary meeting her at the Pearly Gates. I'm not very good about religious matters, but I hope it helps Paul to think that Linda is with two of the others he loved most.

Denise Crawford

Oh my God, I just can't believe this...I'm crying as I type this...

Paul, be strong, my prayers are with you and your family...

Remember, we all love you

Ram on Paul.
-stephanie jowett.

There is a place, not far away
I long to go, to rest someday.
Beside still waters, I'll linger on,
listening to the robin's song.
The lion and the lamb will lay
together midst the endless day.
We'll walk on clouds, the King and I,
soaring through the heavenly sky.
Our loved ones there, we will meet,
and gather 'round the master's feet.
The bread of life, we'll eat our fill,
beside the sacred waters still.

~peace~ Debbie

A macca-friend just called me with the horrible bad as it was, I am grateful to have received it from a friend rather than the tv or radio. I feel I have lost a friend, a mentor, a woman I have admired greatly for a great many years. It was her and Paul's vegetarian view that encouraged me to stay veggie all these years. It was her photos that spurned my exploration into photography. She was a strong and gifted woman, and she stood by her convictions and her husband and her family even when she was the object of much ridicule and bad-mouthing by the press and others. We have truly lost a friend. My love and sympathy to Paul and the family, and to all of you. Please consider yourselves hugged and held and cried with. I love you all.


Oh my God. I feel so badly for Paul and his family: Love be with you "Long Hair Lady". Vittoria.

I can't believe it. Linda has died. I'm really too shocked to say anything. My thoughts are with her, Paul and the family.


I loved Linda too. I was in shock when I heard the news. She was and still is one of my role models throughout high school. I am now 19 years old and in college. I know how the McCartneys are feeling right now, because I lost my grandfather 3 weeks ago and I still haven't recovered. My thoughts and prayers are with the McCartney's at this time.


The news of Linda's death is just beginning to sink in. The fact that she was a tremendous role model for me as a photojournalist and a humanitarian makes her death even more painful. It's one thing to think of her as the woman who married a musician and composer who I admire, but that the values she represented in her life had such an impact on my own life truly demonstrates that Linda was much more than the wife of a former Beatle. She was a humanitarian and activist and artist in her own right.

It's been 15 years since my Mom died of cancer, at age 55. As I approach my 50s, it becomes even more significant how short a life she and Linda lived. But very full lives, indeed.

While I interpreted much of Paul's "Flaming Pie" as a final tribute to Linda, their lives together and a celebration of love, the lyrics that come to mind today are from one of my favorite McCartney songs, "This One." Because life is short, and is so precious, we must all do our best to live every day as though it is the only one we have.

Did you ever take me in your arms
Look me in the eye tell me that you do?
Did I ever open up my heart,
Let you look inside?

If I never did it, I was only waiting
For a better moment that didn't come.
There never could be a better moment
Than this one, This One.

Here's to us all not waiting for a better moment that may not come. My heart goes out to the McCartney and Eastman families.

Rest, Lady Linda, we love you.


I'm stunned and saddened by the news of Linda's passing. I, like most everyone, thought the cancer was in remission and she was doing well. My thoughts and prayers are with Paul and his family. I am listening to the RAM cd and you can hear Linda's voice on several of the cuts. CNN had a nice bio on her showing footage of their wedding and footage from their 1989 tour. Paul and her were always together and it will be so hard for Paul without her. I'm still getting over the news of Carl Wilson passing from cancer. Linda was a beautiful person with a big heart and she will be missed. Mike

I am Dodong Plaza a Filipino. I would like to send my "CONDOLENCE" to Paul McCartney and to McCartney Family. May the Spirit of LINDA MCCARTNEY rest at the hands of the Almighty Father in Heaven.

Sleep, little willow
Peace gonna follow
Time will heal your wounds

Grow to the heavens
Now and forever
Always came to soon

My prayers and thoughts go out to Paul and his family.


I could say so little before--I was just in shock... I feel badly that I just blurted it out, but how does one say such awful news? There is no good way, no easy way... it was just a terrible shock to hear...

I wish I could tell Linda of the difference she and Paul have made.... I am a vegetarian today because of what both of them said--I sat up and listened to how she spoke against the suffering animals endure. I admire her for how hard she worked to make their lives better--I work doing rabbit rescue myself and I often drew strength from her tireless campaigning for animal rights when I was down about the cruel treatment I witness.

Words fail me... Linda left a large impression on the world, she has accomplished so much and made a difference to so many creatures, two and four-legged. Her marriage was a testament to her spirit and love too and she will live on in your children and her many admirers and those who carry on her work... go well and in peace...


I just had to get this out.

It is incredibly difficult to make some sort of sense of this event, because it has happened so suddenly and with such surprise. Though many of us feared this as being the worst, we were so encouraged for some time by positive reports. And now the worst has happened.

Though we will never know just how difficult it is for Paul and his family, they too will never know the impact this has on us. Though few of us ever had the opportunity to really know her, their life together and the music she made with Paul has affected us and the world in ways they could never understand.

For me, one voice in millions, I wish to make my sympathy somehow heard, but it is impossible. I will miss her though I never really knew her. I feel for Paul and his family though I do not really know them.

They have blessed me with so much - made me smile, made me laugh, their voices and lives were there when I needed encouragement, and they have helped me learn so much about myself.

It hurts that I can't ever give back to them what they have given me or be there for them in a time such as this. After all, they were there for me in the past.

I can only join others in keeping Paul and the family in my heart and mind and hope that they feel the support of countless prayers.


Sorry to bring this here but I feel I need to say this

I have a deep feeling that death is not a punishment because there are so many lovely people that have died that in our hearts we felt deserved to live. I mean we always say G-d just took them and it is not for us to understand. The only punishment I know of is that those people are no longer with us to touch and hold.

Thank G-d he gave us memories that we can hold dear

Were ever you are we love you and know that your family will be together for all that you have taught them.


I hadn't heard the news until after I sent my bit about our event yesterday & then checked my mail -- really bad timing, for which I'm very sorry. I'm in shock, like everyone, and am having trouble putting my feelings into comprehensible words right now. my love & admiration for Linda grew as I learned more about her & her interests through these lists. my heart goes out to her husband, children, friends, family, & fans. the world has lost a truly wonderful lady.

I wish everyone peace & comfort at this truly sad time,


To Sir Paul

Just a short note to let you know we are thinking of you. We were extremely sorry to hear of your sad loss.

With deepest sympathy,

Basil & Lisa Preuveneers

I just heard the news on the radio, & ran to the computer...I can't believe it is so...
my deepest thoughts and sympathy are with her entire family. I am simply is so fragile. I just *can't* believe it.


I worked today till 3:30, then took at short nap. When I got up, I checked my mail and I just can't believe it - Linda's gone. I am stunned and so sad for Paul and the kids. It seems as though Linda was such an inspiration and source of strength for everyone around her. My thoughts, prayers, tears, and hugs go to all the McCartneys. Linda will long be remembered for making a big difference in this world we live in.



For Linda and Paul

The love you had was boundless,
It flew on the wings of doves.
What do you do when no words can express
The feelings of your love?

To be taken in a second,
With your loved ones looking on
Is little consolation
Now that you are gone.

I send my thoughts across the seas,
Though I know they're little help.
The only thing I can say to you,
Is we love you, and always will.

Like the bending willow in your song,
Remember her with grace,
But never forget the loving moments,
The smile on her face.

And though your heart is breaking,
And your soul is rent in twain,
Try to think of happier days,
For they will come again.

Paul, we love you.

God grant you peace, Linda. Paul, you and our families are in our hearts and minds. We love you! -Gary Munn

Today here in Maryland, it is a gray and rainy day. I got up this morning, couldn't find a direction to my day, and wondered why I was feeling at such loose ends. I spent the afternoon with my family visiting grandparents, the kind of stuff you do on a lazy, rainy day. I came home and began to prepare dinner and looked up at the calendar to realize that today was the 6th anniversary of my father's death from colon/liver cancer in 1992. I went to talk to my husband about it, and that it all seemed to fit that I was so down in the dumps today. I went back to preparing my family's dinner and then my husband came in to tell me the news.

Just the other day there were the posts about Paul's wealth and being one of the richest men in Britain. While that is a wonderful accomplishment for which he should be very proud, I can't help thinking today that this is one precious thing that all his talent and all his wealth could not buy for him...the health of his loved ones.

I pray for the McCartney family, that they can find comfort in their love for one another and in their true wealth, a lifetime of memories together as a family that knew what was important. Each other. May we all take a minute to remember those that mean the most to us and take our lifetimes to let them know how loved they are.

I'm very grateful that you all are here.


just wanted to add here, as I have been reading messages each one of you has written so far conveying you thoughts as hard as it is now, we all share the grief and mourning over Linda's passing, I want you to know that here at Macca-L I feel a closeness like family here on this list.. we are all Fans here and I have met a lot of nice friends here as well. I love this list... my "other" family.

Hugs to all at this sad sad time.


My father just gave me the horrible news. I was so shocked all I could do was laugh and say, "You're joking, right?!" And now that I've seen in on CNN it's sinking in.

I would like to send a big hug out to everyone, especially Paul, Heather, Mary, Stella, and James. Though I'm not a religious person, I'll be saying prayers for them tonight.

"...death is not an end, but a beginning."


Dear Friends,

I guess I just need to make contact with all of you who are also grieving Linda's death.

In November, at Carnegie Hall, Linda became a real person to me. I had the chance to meet her and experience her warmth, graciousness and kindness. I will never forget her and her love for all living things. I hope that Linda knew how much she was loved and admired, not just by those who knew her - but also by those whose lives she touched in such a special way.


I tend to think of loving moments in life in a hazy, dream-like fog. My first thought upon hearing the sad news about Linda was the shot aired this summer when Paul was interviewed on the today show where he was hugging Linda. Memorable pictures like this of two people in love with each other and making the most of their lives together is an inspiration to us all. Paul and Linda have been so generous in sharing family moments with us, the fans. It lets us think optimistically that two people can create harmony not only musically, but between within and around each other. I'm sure we'll all remember the love and give many thanks that it had the chance to occur. Cori Matyas

For sharing your husband with us fans, we thank you. For following your heart and pursuing your dreams, we admire you. For being a warm and wonderful wife and mother, and an inspiration to us all, we love you. God Bless you, Lady Linda. The world will miss you, but Heaven just got one special angel.

(Penny Lane - Beatles Fab Forum)

My God, What a shock! I was just coming home from a picnic an hour ago with my children and husband and had " Paul Is Live" playing in the car. When "My Love" came on I had this strange feeling and found myself singing out loud to it. Then I came home to check my email and suddenly read the news. This awful news. I am so sickened that such a disease should take the life of such a wonderful woman who has been such a inspiration to me and was just at the prime of her life. My love goes out to Paul, their children and the rest of their family. I feel we have all lost a friend today and I hope and pray that Linda knew we all did care. I feel that she knew. I cannot believe that we will never again be able to see Paul up on that stage with his lady love by his side. I am sorry to ramble but I know of nothing else to do but talk to you , my friends. I think I am going to go and hug my kids and tell them how much I love them. Love to you all too! MaryRuth

I`ve just heard...still in shock...
paul must be devastated. thank you to macca-list for existing, this is the only place I can turn to right now... it`s so horrible!!!

Linda you were, and still are -- the best. Rest in peace, and I know your spirit will be here with us forever........

I don't even have the words to say this.. it is so horrible news and such a shock. My sister came running over from her friends to tell me and I was in denial. The horrible thing is that I was just watching my tapes with Paul and Linda and I kept thinking I really am so happy she is doing so well and Paul's really lucky to have her. During "Calico Skies" which as I see it now is a fitting tribute to Linda. In my head I just see them kissing and I hear Paul saying "She's my baby..she's my girl" and "It's great cause you get to make your girlfriend a lady...although she was anyway". In Linda's recent interview in a magazine she was saying how happy she was with Paul and that they were going about like girlfriend and boyfriends again now that the kids had left the nest". I feel so sad right now...I'm just shaking. I wish I had known before although I can respect theta privacy. I feel horrible about having such a good weekend and now I know how sad it really was supposed to be for me. God... if this is how I feel I can't even begin to imagine what Paul and Heather, Stella, Mary and James must feel right's such a shock. I wish there was something I could do for them....maybe I'll "go veggie" as Paul said would be the ultimate gift for he. It's hard to think I have to actually carry on and go to school tomorrow....I'd much rather stay home and watch videos with Paul and Linda. The world has truly lost a great lady.....Lady Linda

"lalalala the lovely Linda....with the lovely flowers in her hair"

Thinking of the McCartneys

Death is part of our life circle. The ones who remain on Earth (alive) are the ones who suffer because we have deep feelings, but sooner or later, we will be all together.


Erandi Torres

I'm with you dear Paul

Mexico City

I'm just shocked....don't know what to say. I wish I could do something to minimize the pain of Paul and all his family...
I'm shocked.


My sincerest condolences to Paul and his family. They are in my prayers.


I'm staring at my keyboard trying to find the words to show how I feel. Paul, we all grieve for you and your family. We also celebrate Linda's life - a life full of accomplishments! I hope you can find some comfort knowing others are thinking of you and yours.

Susan Cusenbary

Death is indeed the great enemy. My heart goes out to the McCartneys and Eastmans. My thoughts and prayers go with them in their time of sorrow and loss. I offer a scripture which has given me comfort in the past.

Revelation 21:1-5


Have just woken to hear the shocking news......burst into tears.... Please keep me informed of any news. Unable to get new newsgroup. This has really shocked me more than I expected. Please pass on my sincere condolences to the Macca family via Macca-L.


just as others have expressed, I am absolutely reeling from the news of Linda's untimely death. I am sure that she will live on in the hearts of Paul, Mary, Stella, and James, as well as all those whose lives she touched by standing up for the causes she believed in. My thoughts and prayers are with the McCartney family.

Sara McElroy

I'm still trying to absorb this news....not doing very well at it, I might add.

>From the way the news read, it does seem that the family was somewhat prepared and for this I am most grateful.

She must be feeling better, now that she has left her cancer behind.

My throat aches when I try to speak and my eyes well with tears.....I am already veggie, but I will continue to try to educate people about compassion for all the animals in the world with a special thought for Linda every time.

To Paul, Heather, Mary, Stella and James I respectfully offer my heartfelt admiration for your partner (Paul) and mother (children). While you don't need to be told what a wonderful woman she is, it's nice to know that people other than yourself recognize it and appreciate it.

Love always,


I´m just in a state of sadness and grief today,...I was hearing,...y´know. All I´ve got to do is to pray for her soul. I don´t know any pray in English, but I´m going to pray -and write- the "main-pray", here in Spain:

Padre Nuestro, que estás en los Cielos
Santificado sea el Tu Nombre,
Venga a nosotros tu Reino
Hágase Tu Voluntad, así en la Tierra como en el Cielo
El pan nuestro de cada día, dádnosle hoy
y perdónanos nuestras deudas,
así como nosotros perdonamos a nuestros deudores
y no nos dejes caer en la tentación
más líbranos del Mal. Amén

Descansa en Paz, Linda.

Un beso.

Words cannot express what I am feeling. I learned of Linda's passing when I walked in a friend's room at school and he told me what had happened. I feel grateful to him for his expressions of sympathy. I walked back into my room to hear the lovely "Wine Dark Open Sea" which now will be forever linked with this news. It is a lovely tribute to Paul's love for Linda. I also feel privileged to have seen Linda in London last October. I remember feeling so thrilled that she looked so healthy. Now she is gone and I will have only good memories to remember.


Very sad news. My condolences to Paul, Heather, Mary, Stella and James.

Linda was the most important person in Paul's life, so we have to pray for
her and be very supportive to Sir Paul and his family


am feeling like a part of me just died. I look just like Linda Mac. I get told this 5 times a day, I am a sales rep on the road. I also have breast cancer, Mine was discovered in 1996,but I was at an early age. Last September, Linda and Paul were going to be in Chicago at the Susan B. Komen race for the cure. I spoke as a survivor. Linda was going to be next to me on the podium. I was so nervous, knowing that all my life people have told me I looked just like her. My kids asked how come I posed for the pic on the Ram album..wierd..It's so strange, but I feel like a part is gone. I am the most positive person I know, and I read a quote from Paul.saying Linda was the most positive person he knew. I had to write this somewhere. Anyways, we are deeply saddened by this news and hope that Paul will be able to survive without the love of his life, and his children remember all the love that their mom had and the joys that they shared together. Sincerely, Paula

i can't believe, my sympathy's to the family. mike moreau

Hello Everyone, I"m new to the list, but I"m glad its here. Its nice to know other people share my shock about Linda's death. My deepest sympathy goes to the McCartney & Eastman families. Jane

A quick note to express my sympathy. Losing such an inspirational person is such a terrible thing for all of us - I can not imagine Paul's sorrow. My thoughts are with him & his family.

I've always been an animals rights activist, but now it's for them and Linda, and now more then ever. Just so she can be sure that someone can take her place maybe in that field....but not as well. If you were to chose one song that Paul wrote to dedicate to Linda...what would it be? Mine would definitely be Maybe I'm Amazed.

I feel like I've lost a best friend. I was so thrilled to be within feet of her last October and to see how well she looked. To see her presence light up Royal Albert Hall. She was and will remain forever in my life.


...I'm still in shock! ;(


Our Heart, goes out to the Kids & Paul.

Teer flows on within you, and without you...

We've been through our share of tragedies and triumphs together on these lists and I want to add my condolences. I'm glad that the Macca family had a few days to themselves to deal with this unbelievable news. I respect Linda for having lived her life to the fullest and for standing up for the things she believed in so passionately. I thank her for all the beautiful photos, for being the inspiration for so many beautiful songs and for her love of animals. It's a tragic loss and my heart goes out to our dear Paul and his family. The only time I saw Linda in real life was at the Standing Stone premiere last October in London. I was so touched by how she and Paul held hands throughout the performance and by how lovely she looked. They were lucky to have found each other and I'm so sorry it had to end so abruptly. I can't help but think about she and Paul in TWT documentary during Beautiful Night. The line, 'we can look for castles, pretty castles in the sky' and the point at which they both look upward and smile at each other has always been an image that has stuck with me. It struck me that they must have realized then that they'll always be together regardless of the distance heaven and earth.

Bless you Linda!

Joyce was so sad to hear of linda's passing, she was and will always remain a great woman, i really admired her, she was such a caring and loving woman, she believed in so much and cared for things and gave heart to them all, she will never be forgotten, my prayers and thoughts are with her, paul and the family, our thoughts are with you and won't forget you. thanks so much!
bye and all the best

chris the fifth beatle

I'll be praying for her and her family. I only hope that her strength, which carried her through all her troubles and pains, will live on in Paul and their children.
Slán agus beannacht (farewell and a blessing, in Gaelic),


I was saddened to hear about Linda I had to say something to someone I know Paul must be devastated and my heart goes out to him and their children. Thank you for just hearing me out .My prayers are with Linda and her family tonight. God bless you Linda, we love you and we will miss you.


Well, I may as well add my message to the hundreds... I'm very deeply saddened by the suffering and loss of Linda McCartney. Firstly, for Paul and the heart and prayers are with them right now.

Like all of you, I'm stunned by the matter that we all knew she had been seriously ill...we all had great hopes for a full recovery and long life for our Lady Linda.

I'm happy to participate in any method of expression of sympathy to Paul and Linda that the list(s) decide upon.
I pray that God strengthen them all.

Love to you all,

Dear Paul

We would like to express our deeply feelings about Linda. God bless you and we will be praying for her soul. She will be looking for you everywhere, taking care of you, loving you...She just left our world to a better one. We know that she will be living with you every minute of your life. Keep strong, Macca!

Luiz Felippe & Fernanda

This is to express my deepest condolences to Paul McCartney and his children on the loss of Linda today.  I hope this message will get to him somehow.  I don't know any other way to send it.

I deeply revered Paul and Linda as the perfect couple and the perfect pair of humanitarians...especially for their incredibly strong voices for the voiceless...the animals who suffer day after day at the hand of human beings whose conscience seems to be missing.

God bless Paul and his children, and his step-daughter/Linda's daughter as they mourn their loss.  May they be filled with peace at this tragic time.

Much Love to Paul and all Linda's Loving Survivors,
Beverly Shields

Our hearts go out to the family... It is all of our loss... Linda will live in our hearts forever! So much talent... It is truly sad that with modern medicine that she was taken from us.. But we know in our hearts she will be shining down on us from heaven....

It is with much sadness that I write this... But felt I should send my respects to this family, for they have continued year after year to share with us..... And we will be forever grateful.... We hope Paul will be able to find some peace.....

We know there is an angel named John up there with a heart as big as Paul's who will roll out the red carpet and poor the wine and welcome this angel to God...:) God Bless the McCartneys......

Much love,
Colleen Jenson... & Family.........

I have been deeply saddened by the passing of Linda. Just Saturday I took part in a walk for Breast Cancer. I was moved by the number of people in the walk and by the signs they wore some for those who had died and those who were recovering and those still in treatment.

I pray for her children and Paul as they struggle through their grief. She was an amazing woman. Her life was too short for her contributions she made to this world.

In memory

My thoughts and prayers go out to Paul and the McCartney Family.


I just wanted to add my own thoughts on Linda's death. I had just come off my grandparents' 50 anniversary party when I heard the sad news and it made me realize just how special these times are. When you are with loved ones be sure to make the best of it - have many memories that will be shared throughout the ages. I'm sure Paul, Heather, Mary, Stella, James, and their extended families and friends have many of these precious memories and are thankful for them in this awful time. Erin B. @}~~~~~~~~

I can think of nothing eloquent to say. The agony that Paul is going through right now makes my heart ache. I shudder to think what the next picture of him will look like. The sadness in his eyes will be unbearable.

And my heart goes out to four more children who are without their mom tonight.


It has been a few hours since my sister called ma and told me the terrible news about Linda. All the words in the world can not express the shock and sadness that I feel and that all of us feel right now.

this is such a devastation for Paul. Paul and Linda had what most of us wish for: a strong marriage, beautiful and successful children, and fulfilling careers. _"rG$f:zz^

Linda's love of nature was palpable -- you could feel it in her words, in her causes, in her photography. She seemed to have a special vision of the natural world that sustained her and inspired her in so many of her endeavors.

Although I didn't know her, I have the sense that the world has lost something precious, not the least of which was that rich vision of the natural world. Since I heard the news, I've been doing a lot of sitting in my garden, just looking at the primroses, thinking about that vision, and her approach to life.

Doubtless, whatever people think of it at the moment, vegetarianism will become one of the important political and social issues of the 21st century, and as the years go on, people will point to Linda, not as an political anomaly, but as an important figure in the beginnings of a movement.

It's desperately unfair that something like this should happen to someone so young and so loved. My heart goes out to Paul, Heather, Mary, Stella, and James.

In deepest sorrow,

Mark Tovey

Please continue with our tribute to Linda McCartney on the next page
Return to MACCA-L
Return to LindaMac-L
Go to Page 3
Go to Page 4
Go to our final page of tributes.

All tributes were printed up and sent to Paul and his family. Go to pictures of the Condolences Book

Direct questions about this Site to Lynn Harvey
Direct questions about MACCA-L™ to Cathy Munro
© 1997-2006 MACCA-L
All Rights Reserved