George was good be­fore he died. It was so shocking

Back­ing singer and close friend Shirlie on star’s fi­nal days

Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS -

George fixed date for Shirlie and Martin George with Shirlie and pal in 1980s is George’s legacy. We grew up danc­ing to his mu­sic and he would want peo­ple to go out and buy his mu­sic and en­joy it in the same way we did. “There are gen­er­a­tions of peo­ple to come and en­joy him yet, that’s what he would love.” This is Shirlie’s first in­ter­view since she gave an emo­tional tribute to George at the Brit Awards in Fe­bru­ary along­side Pepsi Demacque and George’s George’s mu­sic still wows fans says Shirlie great pal and Wham! co-star An­drew Ridge­ley. To­day she is sup­port­ing hus­band Martin as Span­dau Bal­let pre­miere their new doc­u­men­tary Through The Bar­ri­cades.

Since George’s death there have been re­peated calls for his fam­ily to give its bless­ing to a me­mo­rial event where fans can pay tribute.

But Shirlie said: “There are no plans for any me­mo­rial ser­vice. The best tribute to George is to go out and buy his mu­sic, dance to it and en­joy it.”

halina.watts@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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