Beatles member Ringo Starr broke the news on Twitter and led the tributes.

Fifth Beatle George Martin passes away aged 90adamsharp via wikipedia
news Death Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 14:28

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:

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