George Harrison’s sister Louise Harrison passed away peacefully on Sunday, 29th of January 2023. She died peacefully at the age of 91 at her assisted living home in Florida.
George Harrison was the first beatle to visit USA, in 1963. Together with his brother, he went to visit his sister, who was married in USA and lived in Benton, Illinois.
The author of the book «My Kid Brother’s Band A.k.a. the Beatles!» in 1963, Louise promoted the Beatles on every media source in the Benton region that was ready to listen, back before they broke through in USA. She sent petitions to radio and television stations, mailed letters, made calls, and wrote detailed letters to Brian Epstein, the manager of the Beatles, advicing him on how to break the band into the American market.
Throughout the years 1964 and 1965, she was responsible for the composition and the broadcast of daily Beatle reports.
When the Beatles arrived in USA in February 1964, George fell ill and Louise came to the hotel where they were staying and took care of her brother.
Lou leaves behind her daughter, Leslie, and grandson, Tory, and her daughter-in-law Carol, her grandson Robert, and great grandson Gunner. She is also survived by her brother, Harry and sister-in-law Irene, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, including George’s son Dhani Harrison.