Legendary NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD Creator George A. Romero Passes Away After A Short Battle With Cancer

Legendary NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD Creator George A. Romero Passes Away After A Short Battle With Cancer

We're very sad to report that legendary & highly influential director George A. Romero (Night of The Living Dead, Dawn of The Dead) passed away today after a brief, but aggressive battle with lung cancer.

Reports are coming in that George A. Romero has passed away at the age of 77 after a short battle with lung cancer.

According to a statement to The LA Times provided by his longtime producing partner, Peter Grunwald, Romero died while listening to the score of one his favorite films, The Quiet Man, with his wife, Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and daughter, Tina Romero, at his side.

The iconic filmmaker will be remembered as the mind behind one of the most influential and best-loved horror franchises of all time, which began back in 1968 with the superb Night of the Living Dead. The zombie flick spawned 5 direct sequels of varying quality, but has also influenced dozens more and continues to have a strong impact on many horror directors to this day.

Romero also wrote/directed several other projects such as 1973’s The Crazies, 1981’s Knightriders and episodes of the 1970s TV documentary, The Winners.

RIP to a true master. Our thoughts go out to his friends and family at this time.
DISCLAIMER: ComicBookMovie.com is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Related Headlines
Loading...
Loading...