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George Shelley pays emotional tribute to sister Harriet following her death

The ex-Union J singer shared a heartfelt message with his Instagram followers

Sophie Hamilton
Sophie HamiltonParenting Editor
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I’m A Celebrity star George Shelley has taken to social media to pay a heartfelt tribute to his sister Harriet, who tragically died following a car accident earlier this month. Harriet Shelley, 21, suffered head injuries after she was hit by a car on 28 April. The midwifery university student was in a stable condition at Bristol's Southmead hospital, before sadly passing away.

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George, who found fame in pop group Union J on X Factor, wrote on his Instagram page: “I will never accept that you're gone. You will always be with me. My best friend, my sister, my angel. Too pure and too beautiful to walk among humans, you now exist somewhere else, and I am honoured to have had the privilege to spend 21 years with you by my side. Don't get used to it up there without me, I'll see you soon beautiful girl. I love you Harriet.”

READ: Sister of ex-Union J star George Shelley tragically dies following a car accident

George’s followers sent the star messages of support following his tribute to Harriet. One fan told him, “Sorry for your loss, stay strong, sending you and your family all my love.” Another follower wrote: “This is just adorable, just lovely words. Your sister will be looking down on you and will be proud of you. Stay strong bro.” While a third person said: “The worst day of loving someone is the day you lose them. I am sorry for your loss.” There were more kind words, with one fan saying: “Sending so much love and support you your family. So, so sorry for your huge loss, stay strong and get through this for her.”

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Earlier this week, Avon and Somerset Police released a statement to appeal to witnesses to come forward with information about the car accident. The collision, which involved a Volkswagen Beetle, is said to have taken place on a busy street where the O2 venue is, along with other popular nightspots. A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said: "We're appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Bristol. The collision happened on Frogmore Street at approximately 11.45pm on Friday, April 28. A Volkswagen Beetle collided with 21-year-old Harriet Shelley. Sadly, Harriet, from Clevedon, died as a result of the injuries she sustained on Saturday."

Speaking after the tragic accident, George and Harriet’s mother Toni Harris said no one is to blame, claiming her daughter was "in the wrong place, at the wrong time". On George’s Instagram, the singer posted a picture of a sunset. Next to the photograph he was inundated with words of sympathy for his loss. One follower told him: “So sorry for your loss George. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you through this horrible time.” Another wrote: “My heart breaks for you and your family. I’m so sorry for your loss x.” A third person simply said: “Sorry for your loss, shine bright Harriet.”

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