LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Singer Van Morrison became a father again on Monday at the age of 64 after his manager gave birth to a son he described as “the spitting image of his daddy.”
“Gigi (Lee) and Van Morrison are proud to announce the birth of their first born son, George Ivan Morrison III,” the Belfast-born Morrison said on his website, www.vanmorrison.com.
“Little Van, born Dec 28, 2009 — the spitting image of his daddy. He is a dual citizen of Northern Ireland/United Kingdom and the United States,” the statement added.
A spokesman for Morrison said the couple have kept the birth location private. Asked whether Lee was the wife or girlfriend of the notoriously private Morrison, the spokesman said he could confirm only that Lee was his manager and executive producer of his recent “‘Astral Weeks’ Live at the Hollywood Bowl” concert DVD.
Morrison, whose 45-year career spans soul, blues, jazz, R&B and country, has a 39-year-old daughter, singer-songwriter Shana Morrison, from his first marriage to Janet “Planet” Minto. Famed for such tunes as “Gloria” and “Brown Eyed Girl,” he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 but declined to attend the ceremony.
Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bill Trott