The Beatles has become one of the most influential and inspiring rock bands of all time with the help of their iconic works and the band member’s unique talents and personalities. The band’s every member, who always aimed to raise awareness about social problems in the society, has still been important figures for people especially young ones all around the world.
Also, the fans not only appreciated the harmony between the band members but also their longtime friendship and supporting each other during the hard times. Thus, John Lennon’s murder and Harrison’s early death devastated the band’s remaining members and both Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney are still sad about losing them so early and unexpectedly.
What Did George Harrison Say To Ringo Starr Before His Death?
Unfortunately, The Beatles drummer George Harrison was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1997, and even though he was better thanks to radiotherapy, his cancer got worsened and spread to his lungs. Then it was announced that he had a brain tumor and would be treated in a clinic in Switzerland. However, George Harrison died due to cancer on November 29, 2001.
A short time before The Beatles’ drummer’s death, his longtime friend and bandmate, Ringo Starr was also in the clinic to support Harrison while he was treated for his brain tumor. However, Starr had to go back to Boston because his daughter would undergo surgery. When Harison heard the news, he offered Starr to come with him even if he was too sick to move.
Ringo Starr recalled these times saying:
“I was going to Boston, cos my daughter had a brain tumor. And I said, ‘Well, you know, I’ve got to go, I’ve got to go to Boston’ and he was… phew, it’s the last words I heard him say, actually. He said, ‘Do you want me to come with you?’ So, you know, that’s the incredible side of George.”
Therefore, Harrison’s last words to Starr was ‘do you want me to come with you’ when Starr said that he should leave Switzerland for his daughter’s surgery. Starr can’t still forget those words and it seems that he will always remember Harrison’s always being funny in spite of his sickness and the unbearable pain that he had been suffering for a long time.