Sad news just breaking.

Ringo's tweeted and the BBC are reporting.

Forget the bs about the Queen and Brexit this is the real story out of the UK right now.

George Martin aka the "Fifth Beatle" was a legend and pioneer of record production that anyone who loves music will always bow to.

Martin signed the Beatles to Parlophone records when others had turned them down and produced all but one of their albums, but he was also responsible for a lot more great work.

RIP Sir George.