Fans became confused between George the producer and George the novelist
Yesterday, thousands of people paid tribute to the "fifth Beatle" - music producer Sir George Martin who passed away at the age of 90 on March 8 (Tuesday). But while many were remembering the days of Love Me Do, there were thousands more panicking that fantasy series Game of Thrones would now never get finished - assuming it was George R.R Martin that was in fact dead.
Many fans wer worried when they thought George R.R Martin has died
Made aware of the mistaken identity, George Martin the novelist posted an official statement to his blog to clear up any misunderstanding.
He wrote: "While it is strangely moving to realise so many people around the world care so deeply about my life and death, I have to go with Mark twain and insist the rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated.
"It was Sir George Martin of Beatles fame who passed away. Not me."
Beatles producer, Sir George Martin, passed away on Tuesday March, 8
Paying tribute to the producer, the fantasy writer said: "He will be missed...like many millions of others, I loved the Beatles and Martin’s contribution to their music is worthy of recognition and honour."
Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr led the tributes to the influential producer who worked with the record-breaking band almost from beginning to end and gave them their first record deal in 1962.
Meanwhile, George R.R Martin continues to frustrate his own fans with a delay in the next printed instalment of his Game of Thrones franchise as season six of the TV adaptation gets ready to take over the books when it premiers in April.