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Three days before he was gunned down, John Lennon complained about his critics _ saying they were just interested in "dead heroes" _ and talked optimistically about his family and future, musing that he had "plenty of time" to accomplish some of his life goals.
John Lennon's fans celebrated his life Wednesday by visiting Strawberry Fields, the Central Park garden dedicated in his honor, while a newly released interview he gave shortly before his death showed he was optimistic about his future.
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