- Record producer for popupar music group, The Beatles has died.
- After his death was announced on twitter by The Beatles drummer Starr, many have paid tribute to the legend.
- His family has expressed gratitude to all for the tributes.
Record Producer of The Beatles, Sir George Martin, has died at age 90.
Mr. Martin’s death was announced on Twitter by Beatles drummer Ringo Starr with a tribute saying Sir George "will be missed". Sir Paul McCartney in a statement on his website said "I have so many wonderful memories of this great man that will be with me forever”.
Starr remembered Martin as a true gentleman and a second father to him. He talked about how Martin had guided the career of The Beatles with such skill and good humour that he became a true friend to him and his family. If anyone earned the title of the fifth Beatle it was George.
"From the day that he gave The Beatles our first recording contract, to the last time I saw him, he was the most generous, intelligent and musical person I've ever had the pleasure to know.", he added.
Family of Martin thanked "everyone for their thoughts, prayers and messages of support" after his death at home on Tuesday, his manager said. Manager Adam Sharp said: "The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers and messages of support.
Known as the "fifth Beatle", Sir George signed The Beatles and produced more than 700 records. He also worked with artists including Gerry and the Pacemakers, Dame Shirley Bassey and Cilla Black.
His career spanned seven decades and he was an inspiration to many. Martin is recognized globally as one of music's most creative talents. He was a true gentleman to the end."
A carpenter's son from Holloway in north London, Sir George helped The Beatles achieve global success as the head of the Parlophone record label after hearing their demo tape in 1962. He took them from their mop-top pop recordings of the early 1960s to the psychedelia of Sergeant Pepper.