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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.

In his memory:

As for me, 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.

But thank you all for caring.


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Jasmine Townsel
Mar. 9th, 2016 06:54 pm (UTC)
I did have to do a double take when I saw the news. Alas, all is well with you. See you at Balticon!
Mar. 9th, 2016 07:38 pm (UTC)
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<<<I did have to do a double take when I saw the news.>>> Likewise (blushes).

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Mar. 9th, 2016 06:55 pm (UTC)
Sir Paul
Please tell us what meeting Paul McCartney was like!
Mar. 9th, 2016 06:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Sir Paul
It blew me away. I am afraid I got completely tongue-tied and acted like a moron.
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Mar. 9th, 2016 06:55 pm (UTC)
RIP the other George Martin
I did receive a series of frantic texts from a friend about this. I hadn't read about it yet but assured him that "It has to be a hoax or something. I'm from the future and Mr. George RR Martin is alive and well and has already published two non-ASOIAF novels... but we've been waiting two whole years for the third. Lots of 'write faster George' from the New Baby Boomers."
Mar. 9th, 2016 06:55 pm (UTC)
Don't forget to take your vitamins and drink plenty of water in order to prolong your life George ;)
Mar. 9th, 2016 08:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Dewi
Or, you know, eat what you want, drink what you want, live your life for you - not us. It's all good GRRM.
Danielle Reilly
Mar. 9th, 2016 06:56 pm (UTC)
Valar dohaeris
Mar. 9th, 2016 06:57 pm (UTC)
To be honest with you...
... the hashtag on Twitter also scared me for a second. I then asked google and well, saying that I was relieved is pretty mean, but well... since you are one of my heros (yes, you really are - for many reasons)...
Anyways, rest in peace, Sir George Martin.
And, dear George R.R. Martin: I hope that you'll still live many many MANY healthy years!!! <3
Mar. 9th, 2016 07:02 pm (UTC)
It has been a surreal day here -- can't even imagine how it's been at Terrapin Station!
Mar. 9th, 2016 07:02 pm (UTC)
Thou art alive!
Verily, may thou continue crafting thy tales of woe and hope, eclair and despair.
Collin Heisler
Mar. 9th, 2016 07:03 pm (UTC)
I actually laughed when I saw the title and the first few sentences of this post on Facebook. I didn't think the post would turn so melancholy. RIP other George Martin.
Mar. 9th, 2016 07:11 pm (UTC)
It was a good decision to ignore social media today then, and read all day :)

R.I.P. Sir George Martin

Edited at 2016-03-09 07:11 pm (UTC)
Mar. 9th, 2016 07:12 pm (UTC)
Reports of your death being highly exagerated

In the last few days, how many goof balls have pointed at you and screamed "WHITE WALKER!" when encountering you on the street?
Mar. 9th, 2016 07:25 pm (UTC)
Very glad to hear that you are still with us. I am also sad to hear of the loss Sir George. Enjoy your movies, have a great day!
Mar. 9th, 2016 07:41 pm (UTC)
Big sigh of relief :-) I thought I was seeing things - until they mentioned the Beatles :-))))

We in Russia say that mixes-up like these guarantee one a long and happy life.
Daniel De Vivo Creazzo
Mar. 9th, 2016 07:53 pm (UTC)
How hard is it to write 'Sir' instead of 'Ser'?
Mar. 10th, 2016 02:03 am (UTC)
RE: Sir
Mate.... Check yourself
David Scott
Mar. 9th, 2016 07:54 pm (UTC)
Very glad to hear it.
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