From the British Mirror: GEORGE HARRISON enjoyed an emotional Last Supper with fellow Beatles Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr just days before lost his tragic battle with cancer, the Sunday People can reveal today. Legendary pop pals Macca and Ringo flew to New York to say farewell to George after he told them he didn't have long to live. Although he was desperately ill, the three friends laughed and joked for hours as they chatted about the heady days of Beatlemania. And George drew great strength and solace form his last meeting with two of his closest friends. A source close to Paul said last night: "They knew this was their last supper. It was really emotional. "There were some tears - but there was more laughter than anything else." George's doctor Gil Lederman also sat in on part of the historic meeting. He said: "It was a spirited affair, not a sombre one. "There were lots of laughs and lots of fun. They spent hours reminiscing. "For me, it was a unique phenomenon to be there. The whole experience was an incredible one. These were the icons of my life - some of the most important people of the 20th century. "There were tears, but George remained very much the man of dignity. "At the end, after both Paul and Ringo had left, he was fine and calm. He was a very happy man. This meeting meant so much to him." The three Beatles met for lunch on Monday, November 12 - just 17 days before George lost his ongoing battle with throat cancer. Paul was the first to arrive after flying in from London with fiancee Heather Mills. Drummer Ringo drove to George's apartment from a hotel nearby after jetting in a few days earlier. Frail George, 58, who was on medication, ate a vegetarian meal and drank only water. But the old friends laughed and chuckled throughout the 90-minute lunch. Then just before Ringo said he had to go, George's family and other friends retired to leave the three music legends alone together for the last time. Paul's friend said: "Over the years they'd all had their differences, but all those disagreements were tossed aside as they realised just how much they meant to each other. "Paul always remembers that George and he spent their first meeting laughing at each other's jokes - and it was appropriate that their last moments together were the same. With Ringo there, feelings ran high and all three had so much to say to each other. They just chatted and chatted - and it was George who set the tone with his humour. He had them all in fits of laughter. He may have been close to death, but he refused to let that defeat his great sense of humour." George left after lunch for his treatment at Staten Island University Hospital. But Paul - who called the Beatles' lead guitarist his "baby brother" - insisted on staying until he returned. He spent the rest of the day with him and his wife Olivia, cherishing their last moments together. Paul's friend said: "Paul did say to George and Ringo that he regarded them as his brothers and his true family." As they talked about the Beatles' early days in Hamburg and their experiments with drugs and religion, "you could feel the warmth between them". The pal added: "George was clearly picked up by the afternoon. He was smiling, happy and seemed so delighted to see his friends. "Deep down he knew this was their last moments together and realised just what a great life they had together. "Of course there were tears, but that was during the goodbyes. "For the most part George, Paul and Ringo forgot about his condition and all seemed to carry on as if they hadn't been apart from each other for 30 years." One of the high points was George's recollection of losing his virginity in a Hamburg hotel while the other Beatles slept in bunk beds next to him. They then cheered and clapped after he finished making love to a stunning blonde teenager. The friend said: "The story still makes them all laugh today. "And that was the abiding emotion of the day - laughter and happiness. It was a wonderful day for George.