Sir George Martin, the ‘Fifth Beatle’, dead at age 90

Picture shows the famed record produceer - BBC News

(BBC News) – Record producer Sir George Martin, known as the “fifth Beatle”, has died, aged 90.

His family thanked “everyone for their thoughts, prayers and messages of support” after his death at home on Tuesday, his manager said.

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr broke the news and led tributes, saying Sir George “will be missed”.

In a career spanning five decades, Sir George signed the Beatles and produced more than 700 records.

He also worked with artists including Gerry and the Pacemakers, Shirley Bassey and Cilla Black.

You can learn more about Sir George Martin here.

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