Former X Factor Star George Shelley’s Sister Has Sadly Passed Away

The former Union J singer, who also appeared in I'm A Celebrity, has received some tragic family news....

We’ve got some heartbreaking news about former Union J singer George Shelley, as it’s been confirmed that his sister has tragically passed away after being hit by a car over a week ago.

George’s younger sibling, 21-year-old Harriet Shelley, is said to have suffered severe head injuries following the accident which occurred at the end of April.

According to reports, after battling for her life in intensive care for a week, a friend confirmed to The Sun over the weekend that Harriet had tragically passed away in hospital.

Her mother, Toni Harris, has reportedly said that nobody is to blame for the incident and has thanked staff at the hospital for trying to save her daughter.

A representative for George told The Sun online: ‘George and the entire family are devastated and heartbroken at the loss of their beloved, beautiful Harriet.

‘They are all together, supporting each other at this difficult time and would appreciate the time and space to do so before they make any further comments.’

George is yet to speak out, but fans have been sharing their support and condolences on social media.

His former bandmates have also shared their own tributes, with Josh Cuthbert writing: ‘Heartbroken about the news of Harriet Shelley. Such a lovely kind hearted girl. Will be missed so much. Thinking of you George brother.’

JJ Hamblett tweeted: ‘No words can describe this awful moment, such a loving beautiful girl which was taken too soon, #RIP Harriet thinking of you George.’

Jaymi Hensley shared a broken hearted emoji, along with the words: ‘Devastated doesn’t even come close! The most beautiful spirit and truly wonderful person! RIP beautiful girl ! Love you George & family.’

Our thoughts go out to George, his family and friends at this extremely upsetting time.