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Sir George Martin, the ‘fifth Beatle’ dies, aged 90

9 March 2016

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

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

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

Sir George produced The Beatles and also worked with artists including Gerry and the Pacemakers, Dame Shirley Bassey, Cilla Black and The Goons.

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