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Wednesday, January 07, 2004

Doc 'Forced' Dying Beatle To Sign Guitar
A doctor is being sued for allegedly forcing ex-Beatle George Harrison to sign a guitar two hours before his death. Papers filed in New York claim Harrison told Dr Gilbert Lederman: "I do not even know if I know how to spell my name."Harrison's estate, which is bringing the case, wants back the guitar and two cards it says the musician signed as he was tended to by Dr Lederman, an expert in treating cancer.

The former Beatles' guitarist died from lung cancer in 2001, aged 58.

Dr Lederman's lawyer, Wayne Roth, said: "This lawsuit is strictly allegations. Frankly, I think it's absurd. He didn't coerce Mr Harrison." [...]
You know, I think Mr. Roth shouldn't have added that last little bit of info. He didn't coerce him, but let's face it--the doctor brought a GUITAR with him for this little house call. I may not be up on my oncology, but I really don't think waving a guitar around is part of the normal treatment procedure, nor could non-coercively getting your dying patient to sign it really be an effective form of therapy.

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