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George Harrison Statue Nixed By Widow

 
George Harrison Statue Nixed By Widow
Posted Monday, January 14th 2013 @ 11am

A plan to build a statue in the memory of The Beatles' George Harrison will not be supported by his widow, Olivia Harrison.  James Lambert, a resident of Henley-on-Thames where Harrison lived from the 1970s until his death in 2011, initiated the plan last year.  He tells the BBC:

"He really is an icon in Henley.  It seems strange that nothing has been created to acknowledge his presence and the work that he did for the town."

But, Olivia Harrison is not on board.  While George's widow is on board with the idea of a tribute to her late husband, she's not in favor a statue.  She tells theDaily Mirror:

“After many years of ­thoughtful consideration, and with great appreciation of the sentiment towards George, we have decided that a more appropriate way of honouring his memory in Henley would be to support a community project. We will announce the details in the summer.”

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