The Beatles legend Paul McCartney has shared a rare photo of George Harrison and George Martin in the studio, mourning his late friends. He wrote, “Happy #StGeorgesDay, saints and others! #PaulMcCartney #GeorgeHarrison #GeorgeMartin #TheBeatles #AbbeyRoad.”
George Harrison died in November 2001 after a battle with cancer.
“He left this world as he lived in it, conscious of God, fearless of death, and at peace, surrounded by family and friends,” the Harrison family said in a statement. “He often said, `Everything else can wait but the search for God cannot wait,’ and `love one another.’ ”
Paul McCartney told reporters outside his London home at the time, “He was a lovely guy and a very brave man and had a wonderful sense of humor. He is really just my baby brother.”
Ringo Starr said, “We will miss George for his sense of love, his sense of music and his sense of laughter.”
SF Gate reported in 2001, “Harrison had surgery and radiation treatment in 1997 for throat cancer, which he blamed on smoking. In May, Harrison entered the Mayo Clinic to undergo surgery for lung cancer. The surgery was considered a success, and Harrison went to Tuscany with his wife to recuperate.
In July, he went through a course of radiotherapy for a brain tumor at a hospital in Switzerland. He bought a $10 million, 14-room villa at Montagnola, near the clinic, and had been living there when he flew to New York for last-ditch treatments in October.”
George Martin was known as the ‘fifth Beatle’ due to his heavy involvement with the band as a producer. He died in 2016 at the age of 90.