Record producer Sir George Martin, known as the ‘Fifth Beatle’ has passed away at the age of 90.
Sir George produced more than 700 records for the Beatles.
His family thanked "everyone for their thoughts, prayers and messages of support" after his death at home on Tuesday, his manager said.
"The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers and messages of support,” manager Adam Sharp said.
He added, "In a career that spanned seven decades, he was an inspiration to many and is recognised globally as one of music's most creative talents. He was a true gentleman to the end."
Beatles member Ringo Starr broke the news on Twitter and led the tributes.
Sir George was a carpenter’s son from Holloway in north London and helped the Beatles achieve worldwide acclaim as the head of the Parlophone record.
Here are some of the tweets:
God bless George Martin peace and love to Judy and his family love Ringo and Barbara George will be missed— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) March 9, 2016
How very sad to wake to the news Sir George Martin has left us. He made my first Bond film sound brilliant!— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) March 9, 2016
Sir George Martin was a giant of music - working with the Fab Four to create the world's most enduring pop music.— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) March 9, 2016
Sir George Martin. Gentleman and legend. R.I.P.— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) March 9, 2016
Sir George Martin RIP LG x— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) March 9, 2016