Sir George Martin, the 'fifth Beatle' dies, aged 90


Record producer Sir George Martin, known as the "fifth Beatle", has died, at the  age of 90 years.

His family thanked everyone for their thoughts, prayers and messages of support after his death at home yesterday.    

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

Sir George signed the Beatles and produced more than 700 records.