Funeral Of Teesside Teen Singer
22 November 2013, 05:30
The funeral of 15 year old Georgina Anderson from Marske, who died of a rare form of cancer, will be held later.
Georgina died in her parents' arms at home in Marske last Friday (15th November) just four months after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of liver cancer.
It was her dream to record a song and see it go viral.
She sang a song called 'I Can't Make You Love Me', which was put on Youtube.
Georgina recorded the song two or three days after she was diagnosed, it was the last time she was able to sing so it is very poignant.
And before she passed away, she was able to see her song go viral.
A Facebook campaign, promoting Georgina's song now has over 12,000 likes.
Georgina also sung a second song, 'Two Thirds Of A Piece' which was put on iTunes by record giant Sony for people to buy.
The money raised from that song will go towards cancer charities.
Her dad Paul said he felt a great comfort knowing her dream of releasing her own song had come true even though she is not here to enjoy its success.
"She was very excited by it. It was a nice end if there is such a thing. But she really was modest and humble and just very grateful for what she had.
She'd be very pleased because it is raising money for charity. Fifty per cent goes to the Teenage Cancer Trust and 50 per cent to Cancer Research UK.
She would be delighted good work is carrying on after her death."