FIFTH Beatle Sir George Martin has died aged 90. Sir George signed the Beatles and produced more than 700 records.

His family thanked “everyone for their thoughts, prayers and messages of support” after his death at home on Tuesday, his manager said.

Manager Adam Sharp said: “The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers and messages of support.

“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.”

It’s widely agreed that without George Martin, the Beatles would have been a very different band.

Sean Ono Lennon posted a picture on Instagram writing: “R.I.P. George Martin. I’m so gutted I don’t have many words. Thinking of Judy and Giles and family. Love Always, Sean.”