In some rather sad news, Shields guitarist George Christie took his own life on January 31st. The band has released a statement which can be seen 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.”
We would like to send our condolences to the family and the band during these hard times. It was also mentioned that the band won’t be available for questions or interviews at this time.