- " Doc waved Marty over to the one table left standing [in the trashed lab], and the large and heavy bound volume open there. As Marty brought his candle close to the pages, he realized this was one of those bound collections of newspapers — the kind you sometimes found in libraries. / The book was open to the local Hill Valley paper, dated March 16, 1973, the day after his father died. / Marty stared at the headline: / GEORGE McFLY MURDERED! / And in smaller type below: / Author Shot Dead in Apparent Holdup / Enroute to Receive Book Award! / Police Baffled, Search for Witnesses! "
- —From Back to the Future Part II by Craig Shaw Gardner (quote, pages 122 and 123)
He was secretly murdered by Biff on March 15, 1973, as reported on the front page of the following day's issue of the Hill Valley Telegraph, while en route to receive a book award, and was buried in Oak Park Cemetery.
- Back to the Future Part II (Mentioned only)