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Old Jul 23, 2001, 04:29 AM   #1
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http://abcnews.go.com/sections/enter...son010723.html

Not So Fast!
George Martin Denies Harrison Death Comments

July 23 A spokesman for George Martin is denying the legendary producer
said ex-Beatle George Harrison was close to death.



Adam Sharp of George Martin Music told ABCNEWS that the producer, once known
as the "Fifth Beatle," did not make comments attributed to him by a London
newspaper.
London's Mail On Sunday newspaper had quoted Martin as saying Harrison "knows
he is going to die soon," but was at peace and accepted it.

Harrison is reportedly suffering from a brain tumor.

"He has been near death many times and he's been rescued many times as well.
But he knows he is going to die soon and he's accepting it perfectly
happily," Martin was quoted as saying.

But Sharp told Good Morning America that Martin has not discussed the health
of George Harrison with anyone, and that he did not make the comments
attributed to him in the Mail.

Sharp did not say whether Martin was considering legal action against the
tabloid.

Harrison Reportedly Suffering From Brain Tumor

Just two weeks ago, George Harrison released a statement telling fans that he
was feeling fine, and apologizing for "unnecessary worry" caused by media
reports of his illness.

"Please do not worry," he said, but the statement was markedly different from
one released by his lawyer after Harrison was treated in the United States
for a cancerous growth in one of his lungs in May.

"Although All Things Must Pass away, George has no plans right now and is
still Living in the Material World, and wishes everyone all the best, God
Bless and not to worry," the statement said, referring to Harrison's
recordings.

He was reportedly undergoing radiotherapy treatment for brain cancer at a
hospital in Switzerland, but his statement did not mention the illness or its
nature.

A Spokesperson for Harrison could not be reached for comment.


ABCNEWS' Vinny Marino contributed to this report.


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Old Jul 23, 2001, 05:25 AM   #2
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I am glad for having my doubts about this as I said yesterday in the other post.

Yet, I am not yet happy with the ? around all this.

This paper has caused a very upsetting atmosphere with the many who love George and I don't think they are yet aware of it.

I wonder what happens now, but I can tell you, I am cooking.



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Old Jul 23, 2001, 07:12 AM   #3
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I don't know what to think anymore. I think that perhaps George is not fully recovered, and not at death's door. These speculations are not helping any of us, but yet I'm glad that we're all together for this. I felt so alone when John died, and I know I won't feel that way the next (which will hopefully be many years from now.) Sorry, don't mean to be morbid, just trying to put my feelings into words.

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Old Jul 23, 2001, 08:05 AM   #4
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Why is there this horrible interrogation sign rounding this situation? I'm trying hard not to be selfish or anything, but who in the world could be capable of making such a horrible "joke" (?) like yesterday's. I mean, don't they know what are they dealing with? Apart from the reactions of ourselves, Beatle fans, they are "playing" with the health and the life of a human being... a very important one, of course, but a human being after all... What's all this about "creating" statements by Sir George Martin that he just never did... The globalization of communications just hasn't helped here, and as long as there are bad-intentioned journalists who wish to report twisted statements (or even statements that were never made at all), it won't help either. Come on, here at this site they are quoting Geoffrey Guiliano (!) as his biographer and "a close friend"... This thing isn't getting too serious at all.

Indeed the big news networks like CNN haven't reported anything yet. I really hope this was an awful rumour (because now I have the right to have some doubts about it)... If not, please let George stay well, and quiet, in the company of Olivia and Dhani. We're just too tired of listening fake statements and news.

All we want is the truth, just give us some truth!

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Old Jul 23, 2001, 08:16 AM   #5
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Somehow I just don't believe anybody would be so cruel as to play a demented, evil joke like this. This is NOTHING to joke about.

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Old Jul 23, 2001, 09:01 AM   #6
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I don't think anyone is doing this as a joke. I believe that it's more like the old "Telephone" game. You think you've heard something and pass it along, and by the time the 5th or 6th person hears it, it is so far from the original statement, it's almost laughable. I guess that since we've not heard anything from George himself, I'm inclined to treat this all as not true, but will continue to think happy thoughts for George.

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Old Jul 23, 2001, 01:19 PM   #7
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Yeah, me too. We all know that Guiliano is certainly not a good source. I'm going to start feeling more optimistic about this whole thing being a bad scare and that it will "Blow Away" and that it, too, must pass. We need George in the Material World.

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Old Jul 23, 2001, 01:30 PM   #8
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I heard this morning on the radio a comment saying the report came from George Martin, George Harrison's manager.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By darkhorse:
What's all this about "creating" statements by Sir George Martin that he just never did... The globalization of communications just hasn't helped here, and as long as there are bad-intentioned journalists who wish to report twisted statements (or even statements that were never made at all), it won't help either. Come on, here at this site they are quoting Geoffrey Guiliano (!) as his biographer and "a close friend"... This thing isn't getting too serious at all.


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I never believed the rags (all of which were listed are famous gossip rags) stories about George's "imminent death", and I see no reason to believe the rags as to any statements by Giuliano, either. They use names that will sell papers. If every copy posted on the internet had been purchased at a paper kiosk, the rags would be laughing all the way to the bank...



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