George Shelley’s former Union J bandmates have paid a heartfelt tribute to his sister Harriet, after she passed away following a car accident.
The 21-year-old had been in intensive care since being hit by a vehicle in Bristol last month, but her condition worsened, and a friend confirmed she had died on Saturday (6 May).
After news of her death broke, Josh Cuthbert, Jaymi Hensley and JJ Hamblett all took to Twitter to pay their respects.
Heartbroken about the news of Harriet Shelley. Such a lovely kind hearted girl. Will be missed so much. Thinking of you George brother. 💔❤️
— JOSH CUTHBERT. (@JoshUJWorld) May 7, 2017
Devastated doesn’t even come close! The most beautiful spirit and truly wonderful person! RIP beautiful girl ! Love you George & family ❤😢
— Jaymi Hensley (@JaymiUJWorld) May 7, 2017
No words can describe this awful moment, such a loving beautiful girl which was taken too soon, #RIP Harriet ❤️😞 thinking of you George ❤️❤️
— JJ HAMBLETT (@JJHamblett) May 7, 2017
Rylan Clark-Neal, who competed with the band on the 2012 series of ‘The X Factor’, was also among those who paid tribute, adding:
Saying a prayer for all of you @higeorgeshelley . We all love you and your amazing family. Sending so much love #RIPHarrietShelley x❤️
— Rylan Clark-Neal (@Rylan) May 7, 2017
George has yet to comment on his sister’s death.
The ‘I’m A Celebrity’ 2015 runner-up left Union J shortly after his appearance on the ITV reality show, with his spokesperson later labelling his former bandmates ‘jealous’ after he was told he was no longer in the boyband.
They went on to replace him with former Stereo Kicks singer Casey Johnson, who has since announced his departure from the group, less than a year after he joined.