Tributes from around the world have been pouring in for former Beatle and film producer, George Harrison who died, aged 58, following a long illness.

Buckingham Palace issued a statement saying that the Queen was "very sad" to hear the news, while British Prime Minister Tony Blair said "I think people will be very sad at his death."

Aside from his reputation as Beatles guitarist, Harrison was also co-founder of Handmade Films, the UK production company responsible for a string of hits, including The Life Of Brian, The Long Good Friday, Mona Lisa and cult classic Withnail & I.