Saturday, January 3, 2015

George Harrison's Death

I watched HBO's documentary on the Beatles' George Harrison last night.  Pretty interesting.  I guess I never realized that he died partly as a result of a knife attack (this is according to his son who said that he never fully recovered from the punctured lung and 40 plus stab wounds which complicated his cancer recovery). 

 On 30 December 1999, 36-year-old Michael Abram broke into the Harrisons' Friar Park home.  He and his wife heard glass breaking downstairs.  His wife went to looked and was attacked by Abram as he ran up the stairs.  Harrison came to her aid and Adams took after Harrison with a kitchen knife, puncturing a lung and causing head injuries before Olivia Harrison incapacitated the assailant by striking him repeatedly with a poker and a lamp.[Following the attack, Harrison was hospitalized with more than forty stab wounds. He released a statement soon after regarding his assailant: "[he] wasn't a burglar, and he certainly wasn't auditioning for the Traveling Wilburys."

I'll bet Harrison wouldn't have gotten his lung punctured if he had had one of these in his bedroom:

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