R.I.P. George A. Romero, mastermind of the zombie genre, has died at age 77

George A. Romero, the grandfather of the modern zombie movie starting with 1968’s legendary Night of the Living Dead, has died. He was 77.

According to a statement given to the L.A. Times,  the legendary filmmaker passed away Sunday morning in his sleep following a “brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer.” Producing partner Peter Grunwald told the paper his family was at his side while he listened to the score of one of his favorite films 1952’s The Quiet Man.

 

from Consequence of Sound http://ift.tt/2tgLGKZ

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