George Harrison’s son, Dhani Harrison, is a spitting image of his father. In fact, they are alike in various aspects, like their musical passions, guitar style, and vocals.
For some time now, they’ve been news circulating of Dhani’s death, and this news has spread all over social media, with many fans crying and posting R.I.P Dhani on their Instagram pages.
In reality, George Harrison’s only son, Dhani Harrison, is not dead. He is alive and kicking.
Who is George Harrison?
George Harrison was born on February 25, 1943, in Liverpool, and he passed away on November 29, 2001, in Los Angeles, California.
He is a British singer and songwriter, and he became famous as the lead guitarist during his time with the Beatles, which was the most important and influential band in the history of rock music.
George was the youngest in the band and was popularly known to be the most quiet of the four. His nickname was “the quiet Beatle,” and he earned his place as a successful songwriter and musician.
He was the youngest of four children. He grew up in a working-class family; his father was in the merchant navy as a steward, but later he became a bus conductor. George’s mother, however, worked as a clerk in a grocery store.
George began playing the guitar in secondary school, where he met Paul McCartney, who invited him to be a member of a rock and roll group called the Quarrymen. John Lennon and Paul formed the band.
The band went through several changes before they settled on the name Beatles, and then decided on George to be the lead guitarist, John Lennon as the vocalist and guitarist, Paul McCartney as the vocalist and bass player, and finally, Ringo Starr as the band drummer.
Who is George Harrison’s Son?
Harrison was born on August 1, 1978, at HRH Princess Christian’s Hospital in Windsor, Berkshire. He grew up with his parents in Henley-on-Thames, on the Friar Park estate his father had lived on since 1970.
His mom, Olivia Harrison, is American with Mexican roots. At the age of six, Harrison took drumming classes from his father’s friend, Ringo Starr.
He used to love drumming, but when Starr played loudly, it scared him so much that he ran out of the room screaming. Harrison went to Dolphin School and then Badgemore Primary School in Henley-on-Thames.
Later, he attended Shiplake College, showing a keen interest in rowing. Harrison studied industrial design and physics at Brown University, earning a bachelor’s degree.
Initially, he pursued a career as a car designer at McLaren Automotive but later decided to follow in his father and become a professional musician.
Dhani’s Personal Life
Before 2012, Dhani Harrison and Sólveig “Sóla” Káradóttir, a former model and daughter of Icelandic scientist Kári Stefánsson, started dating.
They got married in 2012 in a Beatles-themed ceremony at Harrison’s home at Friar Park. Paul and Ringo Starr attended, along with guests like Tom Hanks and Clive Owen.
The couple’s first dance was to The Beach Boys’ “Don’t Talk.”
They were married for four years, attending events together.
In 2016, they divorced, citing irreconcilable differences, and didn’t have children, simplifying the process.
TMZ reported that the cost of spousal support and legal fees would be determined by their prenuptial agreement.
Is Dhani Harrison Still Alive?
Actually, contrary to the current rumor, Dhani is still very much alive and well. In fact, Dhani has been consistently busy since he took on the task of completing his father’s last album, Brainwashed, in 2001.
Initially not planning to become a musician, working on George’s posthumous album changed that for him. Throughout the years, Dhani has worked to preserve his father’s legacy while also pursuing his own music career.