George Harrison survived the attack by schizophrenic Michael Abram at his Henley-on-Thames home on December 30 1999 – two years before his death.
At his trial in November 2000, Abram was cleared of attempted murder of George Harrison and his wife Olivia, on grounds of insanity. Instead, he was detained at a secure hospital.
BBC news reports that today (July 4), an independent panel of experts have given Abram the all-clear for a conditional discharge.
Following the initial trial verdict, the 34 year old issued a statement apologising for the “alarm, distress and injury” caused, but George Harrison‘s son Dhani said that “the prospect of him being released back into society is abhorrent to us”.
[a][/a] finally died in November 2001, following a long battle with cancer.