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  Beatle legend George Harrison dies
Updated 30 November 2001, 08.52
The Beatles
The Beatles: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, John Lennon

George Harrison, the lead guitarist and quietest member of The Beatles, has died at the age of 58 after a long fight against cancer.

The Beatles were the world's most famous pop group and one of the very first boy bands.

They sold millions of records throughout the 1960s and have been the inspiration for many pop stars ever since.

George Harrison's wife Olivia and 24-year-old son Dhani were with him when he died at a friend's home in Los Angeles on Thursday night.

'Love one another'

Harrison, right, Singing She Loves You
A close family friend told reporters: "He died with one thought in mind - love one another."

There are now two members of the legendary band still alive, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. John Lennon was shot and killed by a fan in 1980.

Harrison bought his first guitar at the age of 14 for 3 and a year later joined a group called The Quarrymen, with Lennon and McCartney.

Battle

In 1998, Harrison was treated for throat cancer and in 1999 someone broke into his home and attacked him, stabbing him several times.

In July 2001, he released a statement asking fans not to worry about reports that he was still battling cancer.

George's mansion in Henley, west of London, will become a shrine to thousands of fans from around the world.

For many music fans, the thought that this world will be one Beatle less, will be extremely hard.

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