Paul McCartney Had A Tragic Family Loss

You may be well aware of the fact that Paul McCartney is an entertainment industry icon, who is both successful and super-wealthy.

You might not know that he has faced a fair share of tragedy over the years. For instance, his mother, Mary, died of cancer when he was 14 years old, according to People.

It's a loss that may have found its way into McCartney's songwriting without the star even realizing at the time.

He talked about his famous hit, "Yesterday," in his book, "Lyrics: 1956 to the Present."

Then in May 1967, McCartney met Linda Eastman at a London nightclub and admits he was immediately drawn to her, according to The Guardian.

The pair got married two years later and stayed together until she died of cancer at the age of 56 in 1998. 

Now, McCartney is mourning another tragic family loss from cancer that happens to be connected to his late wife, shared post on Instagram.