No, not that George Martin, but rather the Beatles’ old record producer who helped them achieve next level superstardom after hearing their demo tape in 1962.
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When the news broke earlier, anyone under the age of 100 assumed it was Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin who died, which resulted in a load of freaked out Tweets:
Oh no, how will Game of Thrones get finished?! RIP George Martin.
— Flossie (@JLFEternal) March 9, 2016
Oh no, not George Martin. Who's going to finish Game of Thrones now? #IllSeeMyselfOut
— Conor O'Neill (@conoro) March 9, 2016
— Dave Crosby (@DaveJamesCrosby) March 9, 2016
RIP George Martin. Now we'll never know how Game of Thrones ends.
— Iain Sutherland (@Dr_Domino) March 9, 2016
And here’s the equally laughable reaction when they found out who really died:
— Jack Dowd (@stforce1) March 9, 2016
-sees George Martin has died- -strokes out, not realizing it's the George Martin who worked with the Beatles.-
— Brienne of Tarth (@BeautyBrienne) March 9, 2016
OMG….I thought the worst had happened. I thought George R. R. Martin had died.
— Mahnoor Ahmed (@MahnooriAhmed) March 9, 2016
Sad to hear about George Martin's death but for a second there I thought it was George RR Martin and my whole life turned upside down
— Z. (@zedchrmsm) March 9, 2016
I actually think that second batch of Tweets are funnier than the first. “Oh it wasn’t our George Martin who died? Phew! Sorry for your loss anyways”. I know it’s harsh to say but I was also relieved. After all the Beatles are done and dusted and have accomplished everything they’re ever going to accomplish. Game of Thrones is on season 6 and has a LONG way to go before it finishes. We need an ending before you die George. Don’t let us down. Even though you’ve already kinda hinted at what we should expect.
P.S. R.I.P. George Martin.