The court declared that Abram was not guilty and sent to a secure hospital for an unspecified period of time beginning in November 2000. While Abram was confined to a mental health facility, Harrison soon faced another health crisis. He was previously diagnosed with throat cancer, and then he learned that he had developed lung cancer. Harrison died on November 29, 2001, nearly two years after the infamous assault on him and his wife (via The New York Times).
While the world mourned the loss of a great musical talent, the Harrison family suffered another hardship. Harrison’s attacker, Michael Abram, ended up only spending 19 months in a facility, according to BBC News. He was given a conditional release in July 2002, and he claimed that “with the help of the medication I’m on, I am sure I can lead a normal life.” George Harrison’s son, Dhani, and his wife, Olivia, spoke out about Abram’s release, saying “We can never forget how brutally close Abram came to killing dear George and myself, nor the trauma inflicted on our son and family.”