Some reporters caught up with Sir Paul later in the day on Friday. He had these few words to say to them about George:"I found out last night and I'm devastated, obviously, like everyone is. He had a long battle with his cancer. And ... but I saw him three weeks ago and he was full of fun, like he always was. He's such a brave lad. To me, he's just my little baby brother. We grew up together and I knew him in my old home town of Liverpool. And we just had so many beautiful times together that that's what I'm going to remember him by. A lovely guy who's full of humor, as I say, even when I saw him last time and he was obviously very unwell. He was still cracking jokes like he always was. And he'll be sorely missed. He's a beautiful man and the world will miss him. So that's really all I can manage to say at the moment. And I'd just like to ask everyone, including--mainly the media, to be very kind to Olivia and Dhani, his wife and son, at this moment when they're going to need a lot of help and support."Sir Paul told other reporters that George was:"A lovely guy who is full of humor. Very brave man. And I'm just privileged to have known him, and I love him like he's my brother. It's a very sad day for me and for a lot of other people.
"We will miss George for his sense of love, his sense of music and his sense of
laughter. He's a really beautiful guy who I love dearly. He was a great guy, full of love for humanity."
"We know he has been ill for a while and we have just been praying for some kind of miracle, It wasn't to be, but I understand from his wife he went peacefully, which is a great blessing, and it was a very peaceful golden moment, apparently.
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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