Last week, we were all left saddened when it was confirmed that George Shelley’s 21-year-old sister, Harriet, had tragically passed away.
The midwifery student suffered substantial head injuries after being hit by a car and doctors were sadly unable to save her.
Now George, 23, has taken to social media to break his silence on his sister’s death, paying touching tribute to Harriet as he expressed his grief.
Sharing a photo of himself kissing Harriet on the cheek, the former Union J star wrote: “I will never accept that you’re gone. You will always be with me.
“My best friend, my sister, my angel. Too pure and too beautiful to walk among humans, you now exist somewhere else, and I am honoured to have had the privilege to spend 21 years with you by my side.
“Don’t get used to it up there without me, I’ll see you soon beautiful girl. I love you Harriet.”
The singer has been inundated with support from his famous pals since news of Harriet’s death broke, with the George’s former Union J bandmates also paying touching tribute to his sister.
JJ Hamblett wrote: “No words can describe this awful moment, such a loving beautiful girl which was taken too soon, #RIP Harriet thinking of you George.”
Jaymi Hensley added: “Devastated doesn’t even come close! The most beautiful spirit and truly wonderful person!
“RIP beautiful girl! Love you George & family.”
Josh Cuthbert wrote: “Heartbroken about the news of Harriet Shelley. Such a lovely kind hearted girl. Will be missed so much.
“Thinking of you George, brother.”
George first joined Union J when the band auditioned for The X Factor back in 2012, with Simon Cowell and co. adding George, who auditioned as a solo artist, to the original trio.
He left the band shortly after competing on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! in 2015, going on to have a successful TV and radio career.
Rylan Clark-Neal competed on The X Factor at the same time as Union J and also paid touching tribute to Harriet last weekend, writing: “Saying a prayer for all of you @higeorgeshelley .
“We all love you and your amazing family. Sending so much love #RIPHarrietShelley x”.
George and Harriet’s mum, Toni Harris, reportedly said that nobody is to blame and that Harriet was tragically “at the wrong place at the wrong time”.
Our thoughts are with George and his family.