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    George Harrison 'Knows He Will Die Soon' From Cancer



    LONDON (Reuters) - Ex-Beatle George Harrison has admitted that he expects to die soon from cancer, the group's former producer was quoted on Sunday as saying.

    The 58-year-old musician has been treated for a brain tumor at a clinic in Switzerland, having already undergone an operation for lung cancer earlier this year.

    The Mail on Sunday said Harrison had told his friend and former producer George Martin, dubbed the ``fifth Beatle,'' that he does not have long to live.

    Martin told the newspaper: ``He is taking it easy and hoping that the thing will go away. He has an indomitable spirit but he knows that he is going to die soon and he is accepting that.''

    Spokesmen for Harrison and Martin could not be immediately reached for comment.

    Martin added: ``George is very philosophical. He does realize that everybody has got to die some time.

    ``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.''

    Two weeks ago, Harrison told his fans he was feeling fine after undergoing radiotherapy at a Swiss cancer clinic.

    Swiss cancer specialist Franco Cavalli confirmed that he had recently treated Harrison.

    At the beginning of May, Harrison had surgery at the Mayo Clinic in the United States to remove a cancerous growth from one of his lungs.

    Harrison overcame throat cancer in 1998, which he blamed on smoking. He was given the all-clear after radiation therapy.

    Just over 18 months ago, Harrison survived a life-and-death struggle of a very different kind -- with a knife-wielding intruder who stabbed him in the chest.

    The former Beatle was almost killed in the attack at his home near London in late 1999. He was saved by wife Olivia, who hit the attacker on the head with a poker and table lamp.

    Harrison was known as the ``quiet Beatle'' during the heyday of the ``Fab Four'' in the 1960s and was rated as a major musician in his own right only after the breakup of the group in 1970.

    The reserved Liverpudlian lived for many years in the shadow of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, but after the group broke up he released a triple album, ``All Things Must Pass,'' which made his name as both a guitarist and songwriter, and enjoyed a worldwide smash hit with ``My Sweet Lord.''

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    That sucks. I had forgotten about the severity of the stabbing incident.

    Kinda makes me wonder why anyone would ever want to be famous on that level; too many deranged bastards out there.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by AbeVanHalen:
    That sucks. I had forgotten about the severity of the stabbing incident.

    Kinda makes me wonder why anyone would ever want to be famous on that level; too many deranged bastards out there.
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    dude this is about cancer.
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    This is really sad and terrible.
    I have discovered all the Beatles catalog some months ago and found some unbelievable music.
    I only hope that he can make it this time too.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Long John Silver:


    dude this is about cancer.
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    Dude, it's about him dying. If he was dying of a rampant infection would that make it any better? I think it's safe to assume that his stabbing incident put a BIG hitch in his possible recovery from cancer.

    I pointed out the stabbing because it hadn't gotten a whole lot of press, and I commented as such. I also think it's important for people to realize that every aspect of one's health is related, and just because you recover from ONE thing, it doesn't make you 'healthy'. Dude.

    And don't call me 'dude', dude.
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    This is sad news...
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    This is very sad news. I am a huge Beatles fan.....
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    Sad news for sure.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by AbeVanHalen:


    Dude, it's about him dying. If he was dying of a rampant infection would that make it any better? I think it's safe to assume that his stabbing incident put a BIG hitch in his possible recovery from cancer.

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    Ok, I get you, dude. I was just wondering why you were talking about the stabbing incident. Cos it didn't kill him after all.

    didn't mean to call you dude, dude. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
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    Has anyone checked out CNN.COM lately? Now it appears that George Harriosn is DENYING these rumors of his certian, near death approaching... What the heck is going on? I hope this is true and that George is really NOT near death!

    Anyone seen this???
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    I caught the tail end of a story on the news up here and they said that George Martin is denying that he gave the interview where this story came from.

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    What do you make of this Glenn??? I really hope Harrison is NOT dying and seeing this latest news relieves me a bit...But then at the same time, this about face, in outcome of the situation is confusing! Wonder if Sir George Martin and Van Halen have the same PR man, cause jeez these conflicting tales are confusing!
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    Frankly I'm thinking where there's smoke there's fire. I'm guessing that George Harrison is in very poor health.

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    He is definitely dying. My friend who runs Beatlelinks.net has certainly been on top of the story, and it's no secret his illness is terminal. Sucks.
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