So sad. George Martin, a producer who is known for his years of work with The Beatles, died at the age of 90 on March 8. See what Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and more celebrities are saying on social media to mourn the legendary musician.
George Martin will be severely missed. His impact was made significantly clear after his death on March 8, when stars flocked to Twitter to share their love for the producer, who was often known as the “5th Beatle” for his work with the legendary music group. We are so devastated to learn of his passing.
At 90 years old, George died “peacefully” at his home in England, according to his management team. “In a career that spanned seven decades he was recognized globally as one of music’s most creative talents and a gentleman to the end,” C A Management said in a statement. “The family ask that their privacy be respected at this time.
George helped propel The Beatles to stardom by providing them with his musical expertise. Although the group was often skeptical of his experimental styles, George made many decisions that helped produce some of the band’s biggest hits, including “Yesterday,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “Penny Lane” and more.
“I’m so sad to hear the news of the passing of dear George Martin,” Paul McCartney wrote on his website. “I have so many wonderful memories of this great man that will be with me forever. He was a true gentleman and like a second father to me. He guided the career of The Beatles with such skill and good humour that he became a true friend to me and my 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.”
“God bless George Martin,” Ringo Starr added on Twitter. “Peace and love to Judy and his family. love Ringo and Barbara. George will be missed xxx.” Check out what other celebs are saying on social media right here:
God bless George Martin peace and love to Judy and his family love Ringo and Barbara George will be missed xxx 😎✌️🌟💖☮
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) March 9, 2016
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) March 9, 2016
Thank you Sir George Martin: the greatest British record producer of all time. We will never stop living in the world you helped create.
— Mark Ronson (@MarkRonson) March 9, 2016
We lost a true giant and innovator today. Sir George Martin.. How he has changed our world is beyond words. pic.twitter.com/ORgpbpi2Yt
— RICHIE SAMBORA (@TheRealSambora) March 9, 2016
Every time I record at abbey road I geek out and play with the mics sir George Martin used. What an ear, what a life, what a legacy.
— josh groban (@joshgroban) March 9, 2016
RIP George Martin. There were two Beatles called George.
— Ian McMillan (@IMcMillan) March 9, 2016
Sad to hear about the passing of George Martin. Not many others have done so much for music. pic.twitter.com/gPfFDwDPsm
— James Bay (@JamesBayMusic) March 9, 2016
Awww man! RIP Sir George Martin and thank you for the inspiration! My life wouldnt have been the same without you.
— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) March 9, 2016
RIP to my musical brother George Martin. We were friends since 1964, & I am so thankful 4 that gift. Bless u & your precious posse 4ever.❤️Q
— Quincy Jones (@QuincyDJones) March 9, 2016
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