Lennon Oscar brings $ 110,000 at auction

John Lennon’s 1970 Oscar for the song “Let It Be” was sold at auction Monday for $ 110,000.

Lennon donated the statuette to the Southbury Training School in Southbury, Conn., for a 1976 celebrity auction for retarded people, and it brought $ 600 then.

Auctioneer Herman Darvick said Monday’s buyer was a Beatles fan who did not wish to be identified. The man who bought the Oscar in 1976 also wished to remain anonymous, but told Darvick he would donate a portion of his profits to the school.

Lennon was shot to death by a crazed fan, Mark David Chapman, on Dec. 8, 1980 .

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