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Wednesday, 13 February, 2002, 09:33 GMT
Harrison death mystery solved
George Harrison died in November 2001
The confusion over where former Beatle George Harrison spent his last few hours and died has been cleared up.

He passed away in a Hollywood Hills mansion once leased by Sir Paul McCartney and formerly owned by singer Courtney Love, an investigation by the Los Angeles county district attorney's office revealed.

Questions were raised over the exact location where Harrison spent his final hours last November, after a friend listed his place of death as a fictitious address in LA.

Sir Paul McCartney
Sir Paul McCartney denies owning a home in California
An LA solicitor called for a public investigation, pointing out that knowingly falsifying death certificates is an offence.

Harrison died in November last year after a long battle with cancer.

Gavin de Becker, a security consultant working for the late Beatle, has now corrected the first address he put on the certificate.

'Vital records'

Sir Paul's representatives had described as "utter fiction" reports that Harrison had died in a Beverly Hills home owned by the singer, pointing out he did not own a home in California.

But it now emerges that Sir Paul had at one time leased the house from Love although it is not known if he had been leasing it at the time of Harrison's death.

Courtney Love
Courtney Love once owned the home in which Harrison died
"I'm happy the matter has been resolved and these vital records now accurately reflect the truth," Los Angeles district attorney Steve Cooley said.

"I'm pleased those responsible for supplying erroneous records have now complied."

Mr Cooley said that while wilfully supplying false information on a death certificate could be prosecuted as a crime, he considered the matter now closed.

The four-bedroom home, which sits on almost two acres of land near Griffith Park, has a long, gated driveway and stone walls to ensure privacy.

It is thought the first address was given on the certificate in an attempt to deter memorabilia hunters and tourists.

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