Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Paul McCartney Talks About Final Moments With George Harrison
Paul McCartney is opening up for the first time about his final moments with fellow Beatle George Harrison, who was succumbing to cancer. "We held hands," Paul, 66, tells Britain's Uncut magazine. "It's funny, even at the height of our friendship, as guys, you'd never hold hands."
"I sat with him for a few hours when he was in treatment about 10 days from his death," Paul says of George, who died in 2001, at the age of 58. "We joked about things – just amusing, nutty stuff. It was good. It was like we were dreaming." Paul, who first met George on a bus while the two were schoolboys in Liverpool, said the guitarist was more than a friend – he was family. "He was my little baby brother, almost, because I'd known him that long."