George Harrison’s Wife Olivia Said She’s Still ‘in Communication’ With Him

George Harrison may have died from cancer 20 years ago today, but his wife, Olivia, still communicates with him. After hearing his last words to her, Olivia wasn’t scared anymore. He told her she was going to be fine, and it turn out to be true. George never really left her, and she knows she’ll see him again one day.

George Harrison and his wife, Olivia, at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, 1984.
George Harrison and his wife Olivia | M. McKeown/Getty Images

George Harrison’s last words to his wife, Olivia, still ring true today

During an interview with the Telegraph (per Express), shortly after George died in 2001, Olivia revealed George’s last words to her. Even as he died, George’s priority was Olivia and making sure she was OK. “Olivia, you’ll be fine, you’ll be fine,” George told her.

According to Marc Shaprio’s Beatle Wives: The Women the Men We Loved Fell in Love With, Olivia said, “For me, fine was okay but it was not really good enough. I am fine and I am okay. He walked his road and now I have to walk mine. There’s no way of going around grief. I think it’s better to just go through it.”

Those last words to his wife still ring true. Olivia was OK after he died, and she still is OK. Still, she does miss him. “But George was right, I am fine and I am okay, although I will miss him until my dying day,” Olivia continued to the Telegraph.

Olivia was mostly OK after George died because she got to witness how her husband died. She said he lit up the room, and witnessing such a profound moment took away her fear of death. “I feel very fortunate,” she told the Independent. “I have a lot of joy because I know it’s OK. This physical world is not the end by any means. It’s just another place you pass through. I don’t just believe that, I know it.”

Olivia said she’s still ‘in communication’ with George

Now, 20 years after George died, Olivia still feels her husband’s presence. According to her, the couple is still communicating with each other, just not physically.

“I’m still having a relationship with him but it is just not a physical relationship anymore. If you have ever had anybody go who you have loved, you do feel in communication with them because you feel so deeply in your heart that if you say a prayer, it goes straight to them,” Olivia told the Telegraph.

“And the sooner one comes to terms with that, the easier it is, rather than feeling George has gone and he is never coming back,” Olivia concluded.

Olivia continued to tell the Independent that she knows she’ll reunite with her husband one day. She said, “In the Vedas [ancient Hindu scriptures], it says you’ll meet a multitude of past relatives and lovers and people and friends that you know, so why not think you’re going to bump into somebody somewhere along the way?”


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Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr miss George just as much as Olivia

For the 20th anniversary of George’s death, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr paid tribute to their fellow Beatle on their respective social media accounts.

Paul posted a picture of him and the “quiet Beatle” with the caption, “Hard to believe that we lost George 20 years ago. I miss my friend so much. Love Paul.” Meanwhile, Ringo posted a photo of him and George smoking cigars together. His caption read, Peace and love to you George I miss you man. Peace and love Ringo.”

Olivia also posted a psychedelic video on her Instagram set to her husband’s song “Within You Without You.” She and everyone else who crossed paths with George will never forget what a wonderful human being he was. It might seem like it’s been so long without George, but it’s like Olivia said; he’s still with us.