On Tuesday, October 2, the well-respected audio engineer who worked on several of the world’s greatest hits, including the Beatles classics “Sgt. Pepper’s” and “Abbey Road,” passed away. Geoff Emerick was 72-years-old at the time of his death.
According to Page Six, Emerick’s death was confirmed by his agent, David Maida. The engineer died from a heart attack.
William Zabaleta, Emerick’s manager, said, “Geoff suffered from heart problems for a long time. He had a pacemaker and, you know, when it’s your time, it’s your time. We lost a legend and a best friend to me, and a mentor.”
Not only did Emerick find immense success through the Beatles, he also worked with other highly regarded musicians including Elvis Costello, Cheap Trick, Jeff Beck, and Kate Bush. Additionally, he continued to work with Paul McCartney following the band’s split.
The Beatles' official social media account said, "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Geoff Emerick, who has sadly passed. Geoff’s work as an audio engineer on their music was integral, resulting in multiple highly deserved Grammy Awards."
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