Boy George's Brother Arrested For Murder

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."