antiMusic Logo
Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Feeds
spacer

Celtic Thunder's George Donaldson Dead at 46 (Recap)


.
On Friday Celtic Thunder's George Donaldson Dead at 46 was a top story. Here is the recap: Celtic Thunder's principal singer George Donaldson died on Wednesday (March 12th) after suffering a massive heart attack at his home in Glasgow, Scotland, the band announced. He was 46.

Celtic Thunder producer Sharon Browne and both current and past members of Celtic Thunder also paid tribute to Donaldson. Browne writes: "When starting Celtic Thunder, I wanted to cast a mature, dependable Man as one of the characters. Over the 7 years since, I learned that George Donaldson was the embodiment of such a Man. A kind, loving, gentle giant, George was as affectionate as he was professional. A pleasure to work with, an amazing family man to his wife Carolyn and his daughter Sarah, an important and loved friend to myself and everyone in Celtic Thunder. I am devastated at his sudden and untimely death. Rest in Peace with your parents George, you will be sorely missed. Sharon x"

Ryan Kelly - "Today I lost a colleague, a Celtic Thunder original brother, but, more importantly, I lost a very good friend. From the first day I met him at the audition for Celtic Thunder in 2007, we became "thick as thieves" and shared so many great times together - on and off the stage. I know he's looking down now on the two most important people in his life - Carolyn and Sarah - and on the rest of us holding them up for him, with his guitar strapped around his neck and a pint in his hand with that big smile of his. As he always sang Phil's words, in his own inimitable way: "though he may be gone, memories linger on, and I'll miss him... My Old "Bro"... Rest in peace Big Man. Those of us in what you deemed "Celtic Thunderland" will miss you more than you'll ever know... Ryan xx"

Keith Harkin - "Always looking to laugh, joke and see the best in things, no matter how dark or dreary the situation. A big kid at heart, the fatherly figure that never stopped breathing, eating and sleeping Sarah and Carolyn. George was a good man, a hard worker and one of the best people to have on the road, both on and off the stage. I'm sure you're playing music with the angels now George, I am going to miss you man. This is one of the hardest things I have ever had to write. RIP George Donaldson. Keith x"

Neil Byrne - "To a dear friend, my days spent with you have been some of the happiest days of my life. Always remembering the countless inspiring stage performances we shared and, more importantly, the confidences and laughs. Holding you close to my heart for the rest of my days,
My friend George x"

Colm Keegan - "I really don't know what I can say to either sum up how I feel, or how to pay tribute to one of my best friends. George wasn't just an incredible friend from my first second in Celtic Thunder, but a role model. He constantly looked out for me. The two things I know more than anything in the world are firstly how much he loved Celtic Thunder; he really had his dream job and his love for everyone in the company was contagious. Secondly, more importantly, is how much he loved Carolyn and Sarah. They were the 7th and 8th members of our group because of how he included them. He loved them both more than anything else and was so proud of both of them. I'll miss you so much G, always. RIP Big Man. Colm"

Damian McGinty - "George was a man who brought light to peoples Lives. An incredible talent. Working with him from a young age, he was always the man to make all the Celtic Thunder gang laugh. He had such joy for life. I am deeply saddened by his loss, and my heartfelt condolences go to his family at this time. RIP George. Love, Damo. x"

Emmet Cahill - "George you were a wonderful friend to me. I can only look back on my memories with you and laugh to my hearts content. You were a true gentleman. A gentle giant. You have left a great legacy behind you and most of all, you were a wonderful spirit. I will miss you so much bro. Rest in peace Big G. Emmet x"

Paul Byrom - "George was the first member of the group I met at the auditions, and from day 1 he made me laugh. He had a great sense of humour and made working away from home a hell of a lot easier. I have many great memories with the big man. He will be sorely missed but I know his musical legacy will live on in many hearts and minds. Till we meet again George, May you rest in peace. Paul"

David Munro - "A wise man once said, when a friend dies it's like a library burning down. Today my life is poorer for the loss of the man who never failed to call me 'brother' and I never failed to feel like he meant it. Goodbye brother and I'm happy to say there are no regrets. I was proud of you every single time I had the pleasure of hearing you tell your stories. David"

The band requests that their fans respect the family's devastation and privacy at this time and restrict their comments and messages for the family to the website here. -

Celtic Thunder CDs, DVDs and MP3s

Celtic Thunder T-shirts and Posters

Celtic Thunder CDs, vinyl and rarities

Share this article


...end


advertisement
advertisement

.
News Reports
.

Day in Rock:
30 Arrested At Guns N' Roses Concert- Lost Beatles Demo Discovered- Ozzy Osbourne Announces Late Night TV Appearance- Slayer Eject Fan From Show For Spitting On Araya- more

Beyond Rock: Man Arrested After Slapping Justin Timberlake- Dr. Dre Searched, Handcuffed And Briefly Detained By Police- Taylor Swift Stage Rushing Fan Committed To Psychiatric Hospital- more

Led Zeppelin Stream Unreleased Rarity- Ozzy Osbourne Feared Getting Shot, Killed, Beaten Up At The Alamo- Jon Oliva Recovering From Stroke- Pink Floyd Box Set- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock


advertisement

.
Rock News Stories
Led Zeppelin Stream Unreleased Rarity

Ozzy Osbourne Feared Getting Shot, Killed, Beaten Up At The Alamo

Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Jon Oliva Recovering From Stroke

Massive Pink Floyd Box Set Features 20 Unreleased Songs

Rolling Stones Concert Film Set To Hit Movie Theaters

Metallica Get Pokemon Theme Spoof

Deep Purple's Ian Gillan Reissuing Solo Albums

New Beatles Documentary To Include Iconic Shea Stadium Footage

Joey Jordison Promises 'Insane' Sinsaenum Tour

Crowbar Eye September For New Album Release

Bruce Springsteen Unreleased Tracks Album Set For Release

The Ghost Inside Release 'Between The Lines' Video

Other Music News Stories
Dr. Dre Cleared Of Gun Possession Charge

MTV Going Back To The 90s With Classic Channel

Lollapalooza 2016 Being Streamed Live Online

Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus Appears In 'Sharknado 4'

Oasis Documentary 'Supersonic' Coming In October

Banks and Steelz Talk Florence Welch Collaboration

Zayn Malik Reflects On Leaving One Direction

Ice Cube Behind Hip-Hop Version Of 'Hollywood Squares' Game Show

Charley Pride Radio Special Celebrates His 50 Year In Music

Brian Setzer Orchestra Announce 13th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour

Brian Wilson and Friends CD/DVD Released

DJ Khaled Releases 'Do You Mind' Featuring Chris Brown, Future, More

Reviews
All Recent Reviews and Interviews

Lollapalooza 2016 Day One

Road Trip: Quebec City Summer Festival 2016 Part 1: La Musique!

Izzy Thomas - Sell Your Soul

Arcana 13 - Danza Macabra

Road Trip Swaziland Part 2- Wildlife and Game Parks

Root 66: Urban Pioneers- Ivas John- Travis Green- Clint Morgan

Vernon Neilly - Outta Time

Denner Shermann - Masters of Evil

Road Trip: Nepal Open for Business!

Counting Down Southern Rock: The 100 Best Songs

Sting and Peter Gabriel: Rock Paper Scissors Concert Review

Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2016 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.