Nov 12, ’01: George, Paul, Ringo Meet For Last Time

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McCartney, Ringo, Harrison

Ringo, Paul and George in a photo taken several years’ earlier

At a Manhattan hotel room, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr joined their ill bandmate George Harrison for the last time on November 12, 2001.

The Beatles guitarist had been diagnosed with throat cancer in 1997 and was treated with radiotherapy.

Four years later, he had an operation to remove a cancerous growth from his lung. That November, he traveled to New York to begin receiving radiotherapy as the cancer had spread to his brain.

Paul and Ringo came to George’s hotel room for lunch. Sadly, Harrison would succumb to the illness just 17 days later at a home in Los Angeles, said to be rented by – and then subsequently owned – by Paul McCartney. He was just 58.

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