Paul McCartney still wakes up every morning feeling a “tinge of sadness” at the death of his first wife Linda, reports.

The Beatles legend is currently dating American socialite Nancy Shevell following a messy public divorce with second wife Heather Mills in 2008.

But McCartney still misses Linda, who died in 1998 after losing her battle with cancer.

He says, “I don’t wake up every day with a hole in my heart, but there’s a tinge of sadness.”