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Game of Thrones author George RR Martin 'not dead yet'

Game of Thrones author, George RR Martin has come out to reassure fans he is still among the living after many mistakenly thought he had died.

The confusion arose following the death of George Martin yesterday.

The music producer was regarded as the fifth Beatle for his work with the hit Liverpudlian four-piece.

Tributes were paid around the world to the legendary Georg Martin with Paul McCartney describing him as a "second father".

However, some Game of Throne fans mistakenly thought it was the show's creator George RR Martin who had died.

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Writing in his blog to clear up the confusion, Martin quoted Mark Twain in a post titled 'Not Dead Yet'.

He said: "While it is strangely moving to realize that so many people around the world care so deeply about my life and death, I have to go with Mark Twain and insist that the rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

"It was Sir George Martin, of Beatles fame, who has passed away. Not me.

"He will be missed. I never met Sir George (I did meet Paul McCartney once, for about a minute, while waiting for the valet to bring my rental car up at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills), but like many millions of others, I loved the Beatles, and Martin's contribution to their music is worthy of recognition and honor."

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