Union J's George Shelley's younger sister has died aged 21

Earlier this week it was reported that pop star George Shelley’s younger sister was fighting for her life in hospital after being hit by a car last Friday.

Now it has tragically been confirmed that Harriet has lost her battle and sadly passed away.

Harriet has sadly passed away.
Harriet has sadly passed away.

The 21-year-old midwifery student had been in intensive care in Southmead Hospital, Bristol after suffering serious head injuries on the 28th of April.

A friend close to the Shelley family confirmed the news to The Sun last night, with her mother, Toni Harris, reportedly saying that her daughter was “in the wrong place at the wrong time”.

Toni has been by Harriet’s bedside since the accident and reportedly feels that nobody is to blame, thanking hospital staff who worked around the clock in a bid to save Harriet.

George has not yet commented.
George has not yet commented.

Previously, Toni thanked everybody for their support, saying earlier this week: “She was hit by a car. She’s very poorly but she’s stable.

“Everybody at Southmead Hospital has been amazing, they have been working 24/7 to make sure she is alright.

“I would like to thank everyone in Clevedon for praying for our daughter. They have been holding church services, Bristol’s Buddha centre has also been helping – everybody across different religions have been so amazing.”

George was a popular contestant on I’m A Celeb.
George was a popular contestant on I’m A Celeb.

Harriet’s big brother, George, 23, has remained off social media since the accident took place and has not commented on his sister’s tragic death.

George first shot to fame after appearing on The X Factor as part of the band Union J, he went on to have huge success with Union J before quitting the group a few months after appearing on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!.

Our thoughts are with Harriet’s family at this incredibly difficult time.

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