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George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77

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latimes.com 2 months ago

 
Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero, father of the modern movie zombie and creator of the groundbreaking “Night of the Living Dead” franchise, has died at 77, his family said. Romero died Sunday in his sleep following a “brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer,” according to a statement to The Times provided by his longtime producing partner, Peter Grunwald. Romero died while listening to the score of one his favorite films, 1952’s “The Quiet Man,” with his wife, Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and daughter, Tina Romero, at his side, the family said. Romero jump-started the zombie genre as the co-writer (with ...
 
 
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21 Jul
L y R o n @__lyron__
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
18 Jul
Elliot Gray VanOrman @ElliotVanOrman
RT @lcwilli1: Just saw this๐Ÿ˜” #RIPGeorgeRomero https://t.co/k42zadzUfb #Horror #Zombie #Icon https://t.co/70qsNCXwMG
17 Jul
Green Celebrity News @greencelebrity
George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/v4AOe7csmR
17 Jul
Bronx Film Festival @BronxFilm
George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 : R I P... https://t.co/LSuFcIPllF
17 Jul
CMU School of Drama @cmudrama
Rest in peace George Romero (A 1960). You are an icon and will be missed! https://t.co/CkSerz2JIs
17 Jul
E Street Cinema @EStreetCinema
George Romero created a new genre of horror films that will live on for centuries to come. He will be missed! RIP. https://t.co/lWazUzw5K8
17 Jul
Chris Seper @chrisseper
George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 - Los Angeles Times https://t.co/dHdcReytKs via @nuzzel thanks @Chanders
17 Jul
FREAK SHOW Film Fest @FreakShowHorror
We are very sadden to hear of George A. Romero's passing. He was a great friend, a great supporter, and a great... https://t.co/uscxPeUtjT
17 Jul
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17 Jul
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17 Jul
Gary Buechler @Nerdrotics
George Romero passes at age 77 after a battle with lung cancer. #rip #georgeromero #zombies #nightofthelivingdead... https://t.co/nNHbXc7nks
17 Jul
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17 Jul
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17 Jul
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17 Jul
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17 Jul
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17 Jul
PlayStation Beyond @PS_Beyond
RT @Friday13thGame: RIP to a major legend today, George A. Romero. https://t.co/vwPFKd0KVh A master of horror, you will be missed.
17 Jul
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17 Jul
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17 Jul
Krista Norsworthy @BrandFairy
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
Raymond Reeves @RaymondEReeves
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16 Jul
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16 Jul
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George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/bA1RWQSg2k
16 Jul
twistedcat @twistedcat
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16 Jul
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George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/mGAPnZadX0 https://t.co/7tOVO6ME6f
16 Jul
Moisés Chiullán @moiseschiu
May George Romero's work haunt the dreams and nightmares of many generations to come. https://t.co/Ew0tagOdqw
16 Jul
UPLIFTT @upliftt
Writhe In Peace Lord Of All Zombies. https://t.co/DcgSjiv3w4
16 Jul
Melissa Ulto @miixxy
Rest in zombie peace, master storyteller โ˜ ๏ธ https://t.co/2OtMjxoxzp
16 Jul
Paul Myles @HL10PM
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16 Jul
Thomas Chia @ThomasChia
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16 Jul
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16 Jul
Kellie @Kell1973
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
Technoccult @techn0ccult
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
ProkectMayhem @Wotansson
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
Melissia @ProudoftheUSA
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16 Jul
Papa Macheté @_jrgrs
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
Alvin Martinez @alvinmartinez
Perhaps he will come back from the dead. RIP George, you legend. #georgeromero https://t.co/AmB6HfQUrv
16 Jul
Tara C. Smith @aetiology
Aw :( #Zombie godfather George Romero died https://t.co/eeqrJObYcd
16 Jul
Yav @YetAnotherVoter
George A. Romero - everyone else will remember him for zombies, I remember him for Aurthurian legend on motorcycles. https://t.co/cAbsiAkKDA
16 Jul
David Downs @davidrdowns
RT @dfwdotcom: The original zombie master, #GeorgeRomero, has died. https://t.co/9RZgQtF2bf https://t.co/aKiIaHGyV9
16 Jul
Zโ—Mb¡E โ—N C¡NeMa @ZOMBIE_OnCINEMA
https://t.co/liR00rTPPs Rest In Peace George A. Romero And Thank You. #RIPGeorgeARomero #GeorgeARomero #RIP
16 Jul
Classic Film TV Cafe @classic_film
George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 - LA Times https://t.co/gdZoHp7LJi
16 Jul
My Aural Fixation @myauralfixation
RT @tedraimi: Goodbye old bean. It was great to know you. Come back- any way you can. https://t.co/HH7HeLw5xZ
16 Jul
Tony Fratto @TonyFratto
George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/AmQanYVa7z "They're coming to get you, Barbara."
16 Jul
.A.W. Quinn @AyeQue
RT @therpf: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/lAVXiElzC2
16 Jul
Brent E. Huffman @Brent_Huffman
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
Sky Allred ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ @skyallred
George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/Q3f4zBfFco
16 Jul
Jon @Norsu2
RT @HotChkNewsTweet: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 (LA Times) https://t.co/pAaP1Z5oMz
16 Jul
Joseph Jackson @Roninjoegenji85
RT @Friday13thGame: RIP to a major legend today, George A. Romero. https://t.co/vwPFKd0KVh A master of horror, you will be missed.
16 Jul
Chris ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ @Chris_1791
George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/og7YZUvqNw via @latimes
16 Jul
Michael Letterle @mletterle
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
Whats Hot on Stumble @HotStumbles
George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/t7GeF3Ru6g
16 Jul
Steve Stanger @tmasteve
RIP. George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 - LA Times https://t.co/WJZu2wzAV6
16 Jul
XennialGuy @jesse_ship
He'll be back..... https://t.co/BFDHkma6Go Raven Banner Entertainment
16 Jul
(((The Doctor))) @virtadpt
RT @BrianLynch: RIP George Romero. You were a genius, and I look forward to your inevitable return. https://t.co/8GTVebIMBc
16 Jul
Tanner Ross @trossyo
RT @ArrowFilmsVideo: Extremely saddend to hear of the passing of genre film genius George A. Romero. RIP. https://t.co/lpmZVOsBQw
16 Jul
Val Bercovici ๐Ÿ‡ป @valb00
RT @BrianLynch: RIP George Romero. You were a genius, and I look forward to your inevitable return. https://t.co/8GTVebIMBc
16 Jul
Femmina Forte @FemminaForte
George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/KkDvEzUlEZ
16 Jul
Julio @writingnewman
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
pablo lopez @beecourts
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
rt @rtorres
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
Eric Rosswood @LGBT_Activist
So sad 2 hear about the passing of horror legend George Romero. Probably the biggest influencer in scary movies. RIP https://t.co/wr2zabVxCk
16 Jul
Frank Pozen @frankp316
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
TCM @tcm
Our thoughts are with the friends and family of director George A. Romero. @latimes remembers him here: https://t.co/XqeqRoYE88
16 Jul
Liza Sabater ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿพ @blogdiva
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
Kit O'Connell @KitOConnell
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
Jared @coffeekid
Goodnight George, maybe we'll see you later? https://t.co/l5weWKmTQG #rip
16 Jul
Weeeeeeeeeebl @TheWeebl
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
Stuart Blessman @ST_U2
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
My eyes are up there @eliot
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
LRMcreativecourage @LRMcreative
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
Matt Murschel @osmattmurschel
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
Will Link @TheRealWillLink
RT @sevenmileswest: Ahhhh, shit. RIP, George. Or don't. You're always welcome to come back. https://t.co/RFw3HXfBsg
16 Jul
Iatse 212 Calgary @Iatselocal212
George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/mJNuBJCtYf https://t.co/ZhEAksts5L
16 Jul
Eli Roth @eliroth
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
Julian Richards @Julian_Richards
One of the masters is gone...https://t.co/KIYQCeSNby https://t.co/PPDdzz58rv
16 Jul
James G. Cobb @NYCjamescobb
George Romero, godfather of modern zombie movies, has died at 77. https://t.co/zONwjqsXVf https://t.co/TL7PfDoiHc
16 Jul
Amanda @WMassLiberty
RT @ArrowFilmsVideo: Extremely saddend to hear of the passing of genre film genius George A. Romero. RIP. https://t.co/lpmZVOsBQw
16 Jul
Rob @Precyse
George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uq0aZKtGxZ
16 Jul
mer @Theremina
So long and thanks for all the zombies, lovely man. https://t.co/ZkTUCBqHSr
16 Jul
Baron Lane ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ @TwangNation
RT @dfwdotcom: The original zombie master, #GeorgeRomero, has died. https://t.co/9RZgQtF2bf https://t.co/aKiIaHGyV9
16 Jul
Robert Meyer Burnett @BurnettRM
I can't begin to explain how much his work meant to me, especially the original DAWN OF THE DEAD. Soul-shattering: https://t.co/4pAo5tJQYc
16 Jul
Isaac Priestley @weracketeer
RT @joeyesposito: Aw, shit. RIP George Romero. https://t.co/dF8XP8HmD6
16 Jul
Cinephilia & Beyond @LaFamiliaFilm
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
Joshua Hale Fialkov @JoshFialkov
As a kid in Pittsburgh I was frequently told that you couldn't get out of the city. Romero showed me otherwise. https://t.co/XrfOTRwJKp
16 Jul
Steve Silberman @stevesilberman
George Romero, creator of Night of the Living Dead and the modern image of zombies, has died at 77. https://t.co/aO9hIHEzOs
16 Jul
Marc HODLstein @MarcHochstein
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
Monica Rhor @monicarhor
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
Theresa @theresamax
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
Jayson Peters @jaysonpeters
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
Jörn Huxhorn @huxi
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
Susan Jordan @Moonbootica
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
Michael de la Merced @m_delamerced
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
jen yamato @jenyamato
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
LAT Entertainment @latimesent
George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/t3wQqLctRF
16 Jul
Thomas ๐ŸŽˆ @Simmy41
RT @Neptunesalad: This is horrible. Truly tragic. https://t.co/eFtLdJfGXP
16 Jul
Allahpundit @allahpundit
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
Andrew Pfister @andrewpfister
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
Nibel @Nibellion
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
Grzegorz Wapiล„ski @grzewap
RT @latimes: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/uX7wGnzA1y https://t.co/pf1kFwWeS9
16 Jul
HollywoodSouth Blog @HollywoodSBlog
George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 https://t.co/gFu34wgK0Q #entertainment #news