Harriet Shelley died after sustaining injuries from a car accident last week

A week after the tragic death of his younger sister, Harriet, George Shelley has now broken his silence with an emotional tribute.

Harriet Shelley was involved in a car accident on Friday 28th April – and after spending a week in intensive care, she sadly lost her life, aged 21.

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Fans of the former Union J singer have been posting tributes and well-wishes since the news broke last week – and clearly a very emotional time for him and his family, 23-year-old George hadn’t publicly acknowledged his loss.

However, he took to Instagram on Saturday afternoon (6th May), breaking his social media silence with a photo of them together, smiling and happy.

‘I will never accept that you’re gone. You will always be with me,’ he began his touching caption.

‘My best friend, my sister, my angel. Too pure and too beautiful to walk among humans, you now exist somewhere else, and I am honoured to have had the privilege to spend 21 years with you by my side.

‘Don’t get used to it up there without me, I’ll see you soon beautiful girl. I love you Harriet.’

Hundreds of fans have responded by lending their condolences and support as best as they can, with one writing: ‘My prayers go out to your family, such a horrible thing happened to an amazing girl.’

Harriet Shelley died from her injuries after being hit by a car

Previously, some of George’s fellow celebrity friends had expressed their sadness for the situation. ‘Thoughts and prayers are with @higeorgeshelley and his family right now, absolutely devastating news…’, wrote Love Island star Kady McDermott; Rylan Clark-Neal also lent his support, writing:

‘Saying a prayer for all of you @higeorgeshelley .We all love you and your amazing family. Sending so much love #RIPHarrietShelley x.’

Before Harriet’s death, George’s mother, Toni Harris, had thanked NHS staff for their care: ‘I would like to thank everyone in Clevedon for praying for our daughter. They have been holding church services, Bristol’s Buddha centre has also been helping – everybody across different religions have been so amazing.’