RIP George Romero
Horror movie legend George Romero passed away on 7/16/17 due to lung cancer. He was 77.
George Romero helped kickstart zombie films as we know them with the classic Night of the Living Dead and its successive sequels. Prior zombie films bore little resemblance to the decayed, brain-eating corpses we all know and love.
George Romero's family put out the following statement:
“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. 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.”
Source: Deadline Hollywood