'Fifth Beatle' George Martin dies at 90, Ringo Starr announces


Sir George Martin, the record producer known as the "Fifth Beatle", has died aged 90, Ringo Starr has said on Twitter.

Sir George helped the Beatles achieve global success as the head of the Parlophone record label after hearing their demo tape in 1962.

Starr, 75, tweeted: "God bless George Martin peace and love to Judy and his family love Ringo and Barbara. George will be missed."

He captioned a picture of the Fab Four and Sir George with the phrase: "Thank you for all your love and kindness George peace and love."