George Shelley praises late sister as he reveals her donor heart saved a life

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Earlier this year, former Union J star George Shelley was left devastated when his younger sister Harriet tragically lost her life after being hit by a car following a Stormzy gig.

The 21-year-old midwifery student was struck as she stepped out from behind Stormzy’s tour bus outside of the O2 venue in Bristol, suffering serious head injuries.

Harriet passed away in May this year. Copyright: [Instagram]
Harriet passed away in May this year. Copyright: [Instagram]

Now George has taken to Instagram to pay poignant tribute to his sister, revealing that her organs had been donated following her death and that her heart had saved somebody else’s life.

Sharing a photo of himself with Harriet, the 24-year-old star wrote: “Every three minutes someone dies from heart or circulatory disease in the UK.

“My baby sister may not be with us in her Earth bound form anymore, but her heart still beats on, giving life to someone else who’s heart was failing.

Harriet’s heart ‘still beats on’. Copyright: [Instagram]
Harriet’s heart ‘still beats on’. Copyright: [Instagram]

“What an honour. You had the biggest heart I have ever known. We love you miss you, always. #HeartForHeart”.

Last month, an inquest heard that five people, including a baby, received organ donations from Harriet following her death on May 6.

This is not the first time that George, who appeared on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here in 2015, has honoured his sister on social media, sharing a sweet tribute to Harriet shortly after news of her death broke.

Posting a photo of himself kissing his sister on the cheek, the star wrote: “I will never accept that you’re gone. You will always be with me.

George previously shared this photo of himself with Harriet. Copyright: [Instagram]
George previously shared this photo of himself with Harriet. Copyright: [Instagram]

“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 also penned an emotional song in Harriet’s memory, which he performed at her funeral on May 24.

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[ George Shelley breaks silence on younger sister’s tragic death ]

[ George Shelley’s younger sister tragically dies aged 21 ]

[ Rylan Clark-Neal leads support for George Shelley following sister’s death ]


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