George Harrison’s Sister Cut Off From Family FortuneBy: Tina Volpe - November 28, 2013
George Harrison, a member of the rock icon band The Beatles died of cancer in 2001, leaving behind his wife, Olivia, and son Dhani in their Friar Park, a 120-room Victorian mansion in Henley-On-Thames just outside London.
He also left sister Louise with a decent pension from his $300 million dollar estate. From the time up until a year after his death, she was receiving a $2,000 per month pension to help support her. Granted, it wasn’t extremely generous considering his fortune, but almost exactly one year after his death, that pension stopped. She was cut off.
There was no explanation by Olivia, 65 or Dhani, 35 but Louise said she knows she would still be receiving the pension if her brother was still alive.
Louise is now 82 years old and still working to support herself as a band manager for a “Beatles” Tribute band, called Liverpool Legends.
Louise said: ‘It was my pension from him – it was his intention to make it last my lifetime. She recalls when her brother George said, “Given my financial situation, there is no reason on Earth why my sister should ever be in need.”
Louise commented, “I am struggling for money, like everyone, but I am not on the breadline. I am not “skint”, as they would say in Britain. I feel very fortunate to own outright the land that my two homes sit on – which is better than most.”
Louise recalls the last time she saw her little brother George. It was in the hospital when she was able to spend some quality time with him, to say goodbye. “George was pretty frail, yet he was also still vibrant,” she recalled in a 2002 interview.
“His eyes were still bright. He was still George. He must have been in pain, but he didn’t show it. We reminisced about our childhood, and his sense of humor was the same as ever.”
She recalls the last few moments she had with George, when he told her, “You know, I could have been a lot more help to you; I’m sorry.”
It is not known why the pension allotted to Louise was stopped, there have been no comments from Harrison’s wife Olivia, or son Dhani offering any explanation.
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