Former Beatle Ringo Starr Claims the "Real" Paul McCartney Died in 1966 and Was Replaced by Look-Alike Paul McCartney Refutes Ringo Starr's Allegations that He Died in 1966 Ok this has been a persistent rumor since the 60's. I watched what I thought was a mockumentary about this a few years back but now I am not sure what I saw. John was killed and some say it was cause he was going to come clean. George was attacked and nearly stabbed to death and it is said that was because he was preparing to come clean. Now Ringo has attempted to come clean. WTF.