Harrison's Death Certificate Corrected

By | February 14, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Friends of former Beatles guitarist George Harrison have corrected a death certificate that listed a bogus address as the place where he died. The original document filed with Los Angeles County authorities listed a nonexistent Beverly Hills address as the place where the 58-year-old Harrison died Nov. 29 of lung cancer.

The musician who wrote “Here Comes the Sun” actually died at a home several miles away in the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley said Tuesday.

Families of dead celebrities sometimes try to distract grim curiosity-seekers by withholding the actual site of the death. Falsifying such information, however, can be prosecuted as a felony.

Now that the document has been corrected, Cooley said he considers the matter closed and will not seek criminal charges.

The amended data was filed Monday by Jeffrey W. Marquart, acting on behalf of a security firm working with the Harrison family, Cooley said.

The district attorney’s office investigated the matter after local attorney Gloria Allred filed a formal complaint in December, saying the use of a fake address undermines the integrity of public records.

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