Shields guitarist George Christie passes away

SHIELDS‘ guitarist George Christie has passed away.

The news was sadly broken on the band’s Facebook page. In a statement, the band says, “there is no easy way to say this. On the 31st of January our guitarist George Christie took his own life. He was the most empathetic, kind and generous person we ever met in our lives and we were lucky to call him our best friend and fellow band member.
We don’t want to disclose any more information about his passing out of respect for his family, please don’t ask. Those who need to know, know. We will have more to say once time has passed.

Thank you
Sam, Joe, Alex, Lawrence.”

RIP George Christie

All of us at Distorted Sound send our deepest condolences to his friends, family, bandmates and fans.

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