Novelist George R. R. Martin attends HBO's Official 2015 Emmy After Party at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
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March 9, 2016 5:04 PM EST

After news of the death of acclaimed Beatles producer Sir George Martin broke on Tuesday night, many people came under the mistaken impression that Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin had been the one to pass away. Several confused fans even shared posts on social media mourning the loss of the novelist.

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So when R.R. Martin caught wind of the confusion on Wednesday, he shared a post on his LiveJournal explaining that he is still very much alive. “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,” he wrote. “I expect to hang around for quite a while yet, thank you very much. But thank you all for caring.”

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