George Harrison Death
Looking for information on George Harrison's death? George Harrison was a member of the band The Beatles. Most people called George Harrison the "quiet Beatle" because he always took a back seat to John Lennon and Paul McCartney. George Harrison, who was the lead guitarist for The Beatles, is credited with writing some of their most memorable songs, such as "Here Comes the Sun", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", and "Something". Many people believe that McCartney and Lennon wrote the complex pieces of music that they did because of George Harrison's influence.
George Harrison died on November 29th, 2001 in his friend's home. At the time of his death, George Harrison was 58 years old. He died from cancer, which he had been battling for years. Both his wife Olivia and his son Dhani, who was 24 at the time, were by George Harrison's side at the time of his death. George Harrison first told the world that he had throat cancer in 1998, but at that point in time, he stated that he had been effectively treated for it. George Harrison was a lifetime smoker, which is what he blamed on the throat cancer he developed.
George Harrison's death came as a major blow to the music industry. By the end of 1970, after The Beatles broke up, George Harrison went on to begin a very productive solo career with his first solo album "All Things Must Pass". George Harrison then took a few years off, but in 1980, after John Lennon was murdered, Harrison emerged with another solo album, "Somewhere in England". George Harrison is well known for being a member of the group the "Traveling Wilburys" in the late 1980's, which also featured Bob Dylan and Tom Petty.