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George Martin, legendary producer for the Beatles, dead at 90

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"God bless George Martin peace and love to Judy and his family," Starr tweeted.

George Martin, the “Fifth Beatle” and British treasure who signed the Fab Four to a label contract when no one else would, produced virtually all their songs and introduced lavish arrangements into “Yesterday” and “A Day in the Life,” has died. He was 90.

Music producer who shaped the Beatles into the world's most important pop music force, has died, Ringo Starr said on Twitter. He was 90 years old.

"God bless George Martin peace and love to Judy and his family," Starr tweeted.

Starr followed the message by posting a photo of the Fab Four with Martin, saying "Thank you for all your love and kindness George."

A Universal Music Group spokesman in Los Angeles confirmed Martin's death but said details were not immediately known.

Martin was referred to as the "fifth Beatle" and served as producer, collaborator and mentor to John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.