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Stars pay tribute to late The Beatles producer George Martin

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Stars pay tribute to late The Beatles producer George Martin

Midge Ure, Boy George, Liam Gallagher and Lenny Kravitz are among stars to pay tribute to the late Beatles producer Sir George Martin.

The producer - who was affectionately known as "the fifth Beatle" - passed away peacefully at home at the age of 90 on Tuesday (08.03.16) evening, his representative Adam Sharp has confirmed, and a number of famous faces have turned to social media to pay their respects.

Midge Ure, who got the chance to work with George on his band Ultravox's sixth LP 'Quartet' in 1982, said he was one of the kindest and "most talented" people he's had the pleasure of working with.

He wrote on his official Twitter account: "So dreadfully sad to hear Sir George Martin has died. One of the loveliest most talented people I have ever worked with."

And Culture Club frontman Boy George called him a "gentleman and legend"

He wrote: "Boy George: "Sir George Martin. Gentleman and legend R.I.P."

Lenny Kravitz shared an old picture of George working in the studio and wrote: "The legends are really going home! Visionary producer of #TheBeatles, George Martin (1926-2016)."

Former Oasis star Liam Gallagher simply put: "Sir George Martin RIP LG x"

Sir Roger Moore praised the work the producer did on Wings' 'Live and Let Die', the theme for the actor's first outing as iconic spy James Bond.

He tweeted: "How very sad to wake to the news Sir George Martin has left us. He made my first Bond film sound brilliant!"

DJ and producer Mark Ronson remembered George as the "greatest British record producer" ever.

He wrote: "Thank you Sir George Martin: the greatest British record producer of all time. We will never stop living in the world you helped create."

Fellow producer Quincy Jones also paid tribute to his old friend.

He posted: "RIP to my musical brother George Martin. We were friends since 1964, & I am so thankful 4 that gift. Bless u & your precious posse 4ever (sic)"

Beats 1 Radio host Zane Lowe called him a "great architect" of music.

He wrote: "One of the greatest architects of music and sound, the great George Martin R.I.P."

And Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron called him a master of "the world's most enduring pop music".

He said: "Sir George Martin was a giant of music - working with the Fab Four to create the world's most enduring pop music (sic)."

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was the first to announce the news, also taking to social media to give his blessings to George's family.

On his official Twitter handle, he wrote: "God bless George Martin peace and love to Judy and his family love Ringo and Barbara George will be missed xxx."