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

Original story at latimes.com• 5 mentions • 1 week ago

latimes.com 1 week 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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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
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
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
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