It was on this date in 1994 that Ringo's former wife, Maureen Cox lost her battle with leukemia and passed away in a Seattle hospital with her entire family (including Ringo) by her side. Maureen was and still is a much loved "Beatle girl" not only because of her beauty and style but for her dedication and devotion to her husband, Ringo during the Beatle years. Maureen first met Ringo at the Cavern Club while he was a drummer for Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. The couple dated for several years until Maureen found out she was pregnant and Ringo proposed to her. Maureen was the ideal wife in many ways. She was very supportive of her husband's career. When Ringo came home from the recording studio in the middle of the night, Maureen would have diner waiting for her husband. And of course who on the rooftop was applauding and cheering the loudest? Maureen! And while their romance was rocky and did end in divorce, Maureen and Ringo had three children together and they did an amazing job of co-parenting. Ringo included his ex-wife in parties and events and never once spoke badly about her. Ringo went on to marry Barbara and Maureen married Isaac Tigrett, the former couple still remained friend. Ringo even included the daughter Maureen and Issac had together whenever there was a family gathering.
Because of Maureen's class and kindness Beatle fans all around the world were devastating when learning that Maureen had passed away. Paul McCartney wrote the beautiful song, "Little Willow" in memory of his friend, Maureen. And 21 years after her death, fans still adore Maureen.