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On November 29, 2001, George Harrison died of cancer
He left this world as he lived in it, conscious of God, fearless of death, and at peace, surrounded by family and friends. He often said, "Everything else can wait but the search for God cannout wait, and love one another'...We are deeply touched by the outpouring of love and compassion from people around the world. The profound beauty of the moment of George's passing- of his awakening from this dream was no surprise to those of us who knew how he longed to be with God. In that pursuit, he was relentless.

In 2002, Michael Abram was released from the mental institution

We certainly wish Mr. Abram no ill but to be presented with this as a fact after the event is deeply upsetting and insulting and we feel completely let down by the system. It remains the case in this country that the victim simply has no voice. The law must be changed

Eric Clapton and Olivia announced George's tribute concert which will be held on November 29, 2002- one year after George's death. Performers include Eric, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and more of George's musical friends at Royal Albert Hall in London, England
The tribute for George will resound not only within the Albert Hall but hopefully reach the spirit of the man so loved by his friends who will be performing and attending

 

March 23, 2008 Neil Aspinall died of lung cancer

The Beatles (Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, Olivia Harrison)

As a loyal friend and confidant, Neil's trusting stewardship and guidance has left a far-reaching legacy. All his friends and loved ones will miss him- but will always retain the fondest memories of a great man.

Olivia & Dhani Harrison

Neil takes with him the love and history of his extended family. He was our constant and avuncular caretaker for so many years; there is no way to measure how much he will be missed.

 

Letters

On September 22, 1992, Beatles' Biographer Geoffrey Giuliano was interviewed by the Guardian newspaper, insulting the Beatles, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison. Olivia did not take this too kindly and wrote to the Guardian newspaper, who had her letter published on October 5, 1992

The sight of Geoffrey Giuliano's face is enough to make anyone a recluse. My husband once made the remark: 'That guy knows more about my life than I do'. Mr. Giuliano missed the joke and used it to endorse his book. To rate himself as the world's greatest rock 'n' roller biographer (a laughable title in the first place) is nothing but delusion. He has only ever been in the vicinity of my husband for about 10 minutes and considers himself an expert. He parades as a spiritual person while condemning the famous, yet without them his achievements in this life wouldn't rate one line in any newspaper. To judge Paul McCartney as 'vacuous and shallow' after all Paul has written and offered to the world is surely the judgement of an arrogant mind, especially as Giuliano's own recognition is not because he is creative, but because, like a starving dog, he scavenges from his heroes, picking up bits of gristle and sinew along the way, repackaging them for consumption by a gullible public. His life is a 'curse' to himself and perhaps his admitted 300 acid trips by the age of 19 have something to do with it. I'm sick of this guy.

Olivia Harrison (Mrs. George)

Henley-on-Thame

 

2005 to the Henley Council  

George's favorite spots were away from the town center and traffic and I hope one day a more appropriate, quiet place will present itself as a fitting memorial to a man who enjoyed nature and solitude. I want the council to know that I do appreciate all the effort and thought that it was given over the past four years to create a memorial for George. I wish you very success with the Riverside Heritage Project and the re-generation of the Red Lion Lawn area and I am sincerely touched by your wish to remember George in Henley. Perhaps one day.