George Harrison has been awarded a posthumous Gold award for long-form video for the DVD of the recent Martin Scorsese documentary, Living In The Material World, according to Vintage Vinyl News. Unlike albums and CD's, which are awarded Gold certification, a DVD hits gold at 50,000 units sold -- which is still mighty impressive in this day an age.
.The three-and-a-half hour life-spanning Living In The Material World includes interviews with Harrison's widow and son Olivia and Dhani Harrison, his brothers Harry and the late Pete Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Martin, Eric Clapton, first wife Pattie Boyd, Yoko Ono, Phil Spector, Jeff Lynne, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Tom Petty, and Jackie Stewart, among others.
After Harrison's 1999 stabbing by a delusional assailant from which he suffered a collapsed lung, among other injuries, in this clip from Living In The Material World documentary, Harrison spoke candidly about facing his own mortality: "I had an experience, where, y'know, if you have something happen to you physically, then people can go in hospital or have something wrong with them, or have a shock or something like that, and then you think, 'Wow, yeah, I could be dying now.' Now if I was dying now, what would I think? What would I miss? If I had to leave my body, y'know, in an hour's time -- what is it that I would miss? I think, 'I've got a son who needs a father, I have to stick around for him as long as I can.' But other than that, I can't think of much reason to be here (laughs)." )
George Harrison died of cancer at age 58 on November 29th, 2011.