On Wednesday the news broke out that music producer George Martin died and it resulted in some unusual events. Sir George Martin was a legendary music producer, who was also known as the Fifth Beatle and his work spanned over 6 decades in the music, film, television industry.
When the news came out, many people who had no idea who Sir George Martin was, confused him with the author of A Song of Ice and Fire series, George R.R. Martin. Here are some of the reactions from people who thought that author was dead.
It's sad George Martin died, but I thought for a sec it was George RR Martin and I was VERY concerned about the ending of @GameOfThrones
— Talysa (@talysaogas) March 9, 2016
Raise your hand if you thought for a second that George RR Martin died.
— Ethan Klapper (@ethanklapper) March 9, 2016
George Martin passed away? What does this mean for the Game of Thrones series?!
— David Larsen '16 (@davidlarsen15) March 9, 2016
I guess we'll never get a 6th book. RIP George RR Martin.
— Michael David King (@InfiniteChicken) March 9, 2016
So I've spent my entire day thinking that George RR Martin died. I'm an idiot.
— Leslie Fiore (@LeslieFiore) March 10, 2016
RIP George RR Martin. So sad that he never finished his book. X
— Ricky Valentine (@TheRickyV) March 9, 2016
Finally George R.R. Martin had to issue a statement saying that he was still alive and working on his book. He even tweeted a link to his blog post in which he told everyone that he is still alive and paid a tribute to the late Sir George Martin.
Not Dead Yet https://t.co/1u6GbWLr0S
— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) March 9, 2016
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. I am still here, still writing, still editing, still going to movies and reading books, and I expect to hang around for quite a while yet, thank you very much.