We are saddened to report that a true piece of Hollywood Cinema is now gone from our world as George A. Romero has passed at 77 years.
A statement from his manager Chris Roe indicated he died in his sleep due to his ongoing battle with Lung Cancer:
“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 film-making legacy that has endured, and will continue to endure, the test of time.”
George is considered a Zombie flick pioneer starting with Night of the Living Dead in 1968, followed by Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead (1985) creating some of the most memorable and gruesome scenes that Horror genre fans see as a pivotal moments in their nostalgic background.
Adding to his lengthy film career, his persona was also inducted into the video game world playing himself in the Call of Duty Zombie's level "Call of The Dead"
Here is in a interview with Time Magazine in 2010 giving fans some zombie scraps: