Boy George, the cross-dressing '80s pop icon has received some bad news.
According to the Reuters news service, Boy George's 31-year-old brother,
Gerald O'Dowd, has been charged with murdering his 32-year-old wife Gillian.
O' Dowd, a bricklayer, shed tears in court on Monday, September 4, when he
was accused of stabbing his wife in their London home. O'Dowd will remain in
custody until September 11. Boy George is understandably upset, and has
canceled two shows scheduled for this week, after he heard about the murder
charge against his younger brother. Their father Jerry O'Dowd visited his
son, and afterward told reporters: "We are devastated--totally devastated. He
is in a terrible, distraught condition."