.When the sun rose the next day, Linda stayed in bed. A gentle breeze was blowing through the house and red-tailed hawks were wheeling overhead as she slipped into a coma. When she became restless around 3am, Paul got into bed with Linda and told her she was on her Appaloosa horse, riding with him through the woods in Sussex. ‘The bluebells are all out, and the sky is clear blue,’ he said. By the time he’d finished the story, his wife was dead.
In 1995 Linda McCartney was diagnosed with breast cancer, which later spread to her liver. She died at the age of 56, on April 17, 1998, at the family ranch in Tucson, Arizona. Paul's final words to her reportedly were: "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."