Word has just come that Sir George Martin, the man who, more than any other, shaped the sound and career of the Beatles, has died at the age of 90.
There is no word as to the cause of death. The news first started spreading around 11 PM ET on Tuesday night when Ringo Starr posted on Twitter and Facebook "God Bless George Martin peace and love to Judy and his family love Ringo and Barbara George will be missed xxxx"
At the time of this writing, there has been no reaction from Paul McCartney.
Martin was responsible for 23 number 1 records in the U.S. and 30 in the U.K.
We will have more details and a full report in the coming hours.