London - Music superstar Lady Gaga will share a peace prize in memory of John Lennon to honour her work campaigning for equality for gay, lesbian and transgender people.
The American singer has been chosen along with four others - including Russian punk band Pussy Riot and the late writer Christopher Hitchens -to receive the biennial LennonOno Grant For Peace.
Gaga is expected to accept the award and a donation from Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, in Reykjavik, Iceland, on 9 October - the birthday of John Lennon and his son, Sean.
Ono said in a statement on Friday that while Gaga is "one of the biggest living artists of our time" she is also an activist whose album "Born This Way" altered "the mental map of the world."
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
Six reporters, photographers and media chiefs are to be tried in France for invasion of privacy over topless photos of Britain's Duchess of Cambridge. Read More »
The Duchess of Cambridge has revealed how her daughter, Princess Charlotte, has inherited the British royal family's love of horses. Read More »
10 epic pics.
All the deets.
South AfricaCity Press
Johannesburg CBDResourcing Solutions
HousesR 4 950 000
HousesR 3 300 000
HousesR 4 800 000