Shields guitarist George Christie has died

The London metal band confirmed the sad news in a Facebook post earlier today (February 1)

Shields guitarist George Christie has died.

In a statement on their official Facebook page, the metal band confirmed that Christie took his own life yesterday (January 31) – read the full message below.

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.

Shields vocalist Sam Kubrick paid tribute to Christie in a Facebook post, writing: “He was the most empathetic, kind and generous person I’ve ever met in my life and I was lucky to call him one of my best friends, fellow band member and room mate. “

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