Good Bye, Neil... by 석원

닐 아스피날의 죽음에 대한 비틀즈 멤버들과 레논, 해리슨 유족들의 공식코멘트입니다.

Paul McCartney
"Neil was a great man who I knew even before I met any of the guys in The Beatles. I met him at school when we were both eleven and we remained friends ever since. I was able to say goodbye and thank him for everything he did for us and I send my deepest loving sympathies to his wonderful family. I will miss him but will remember the laughs, there were plenty."

Ringo Starr
"I've known Neil many years and he was a good friend. We were blessed to have him in our lives and he will be missed. Barbara and I send condolences to Suzy and the family. Peace and love."

Yoko Ono
"Neil was an important member of the Beatles' family. John loved him. I continued to treasure his wisdom and support in the years after John's passing. My love and deepest sympathy go to Neil's wife Suzy, and to his children. With love."

Olivia and Dhani Harrison
"Neil takes with him the love and history of his extended family. He was our constant and avuncular caretaker for so many years; there is no way to measure how much he will be missed. Our thoughts are with his wife Suzy, their sons, daughters and grandchildren. God bless you Neil."


지난 3월 25일 영국 일간지 가디언Guardian에 헌터 데이비스Hunter Davies가 닐 아스피날 추도글을 썼습니다. 헌터 데이비스는 아시다시피 국내에도 번역 출간된 비틀즈 전기를 쓴 작가입니다. 부음기사는 다른 기자가 썼더군요.


가디언 3월 25일자 1면. 그의 죽음이 가지는 무게감을 엿볼 수 있다.