George A. Romero, Creator Of "Night of the Living Dead" Dies At 77

Submitted by: piperfawn 4 months ago in Entertainment News & Politics

An excerpt from Variety: George A. Romero, who launched the zombie film genre with his 1968 "Night of the Living Dead," died on Sunday. He was 77.

The director died in his sleep following a battle with lung cancer, according to a statement from his manager Chris Roe.

"Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero passed away on Sunday July 16, listening to the score of 'The Quiet Man,' one of his all-time favorite films, with his wife, Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and daughter, Tina Romero at his side," the statement said. "He died peacefully in his sleep, following a brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer, and leaves behind a loving family, many friends, and a filmmaking legacy that has endured, and will continue to endure, the test of time."

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Male 3,671
Is this how it starts?  Will Romero be the first Zombie?  That would be fitting.

RIP...please...oh creator of the dead!
Male 40,272
I watch that movie every Halloween. Have for 40 years. It never gets old.