Stevie Wonder was unsurprised by John Lennon's murder - because he always feared the star's atheist beliefs would bring about his demise.

The EBONY AND IVORY hitmaker was devastated when the former beatle was shot by Mark David Chapman on 8 December 1980, but insists the tragedy was inevitable.

He says, "After he died I couldn't stop crying whenever I heard IMAGINE, but I wasn't surprised that he'd been shot.

"The guy said he shot him because he said he didn't believe in JESUS, and I remember when I heard Imagine, I thought, 'Somebody is not going to like that.'"