George Harrison’s tree killed by beetles

Harrison Memorial Tree Destroyed By Beatles

Harrison Memorial Tree Destroyed By Beatles

A pine tree planted in memory of former Beatle George Harrison has died after being infested by beetles.

The sapling was planted in Los Angles in 2004 the city’s Griffith Park near the observatory.

Council officer Tom LaBonge said the memorial had grown to more than 10 feet tall in 2013, but the tree beetle attack had overwhelmed it.

A small plaque at the base of the tree read: “In memory of a great humanitarian who touched the world as an artist, a musician and a gardener.”

It was owned in the 1960s by Apple Corps Ltd, a company formed by the band.

A new tree will be planted at a date yet to be decided.

Rik Mayall Dead at 56! We pay tribute to Lord Flashheart

Rik Mayall Dead at 56

Rik Mayall Dead at 56

As Silly Britain Twitter followers will know just a few days ago we were raving about the early 90s hit Drop Dead Fred during a random bout of nostalgia. Little did we know that just 48 hours later the star of said movie, Rik Mayall, would tragically be dead himself.

Absolutely gutted! Huge fans on Bottom, The Young Ones etc, but in particular who could forget Mayall’s Lord Flashheart and Robin Hood in Blackadder.

Heart goes out to Mayall’s family, friends and colleagues. In tribute here are our top five Lord Flashheart moments:

Lord Flashheart Grand Entrance

Lord Flashheart Flying Visit

Lord Flashheart in Action

Don’t mess with Lord Flashheart

Lord Flashheart is Robin Hood