Zombie movie maestro George A. Romero dead at 77

Director screen writer and editor George Romero has died at 77

Director screen writer and editor George Romero has died at 77

The LA Times is reporting that legendary director George A. Romero has passed away today at the age of 77.

Entertainment Tonight reports that Romero died in his sleep as a result of lung cancer on Sunday, July 16, 2017. He is survived by wife Suzanne Desrocher Romero, daughter Tina Romero, and son Andrew Romero.

U.S. filmmaker George A. Romero also known as the Zombie Master last directed a film in 2009
REUTERS U.S. filmmaker George A. Romero also known as the Zombie Master last directed a film in 2009

Romero, who was born in the Bronx borough of NY, was drawn to telling stories about monsters that are familiar to the people they terrorize, said his business partner, Peter Grunwald. Roe calls Romero "a gentle giant and one of the kindest and most giving human beings I've ever known or had the pleasure to work with".

Romero filmed the cult classic Night of The Living Dead in 1968 while still in college, with a budget of $114,000 dollars, and raked in collectively $12 to Million dollars after a decade.

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Romero went on to direct other films: There's Always Vanilla (1971), Season of the Witch (1972), and The Crazies (1973), but returned to zombies in 1978 with Dawn of the Dead.

Among the Pittsburgh filmmaker's credits were Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead.

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Romero, father of Hollywood's obsession with a zombie apocalypse, has died. Numerous "rules" of the zombie genre, such as destroying the brain of a zombie in order to stop it, originated from Romero's films.

Mr Romero's casting of Duane Jones, a black actor, as the lead role in Night Of The Living Dead was also considered a breakthrough and the movie is considered an important handling of race in the US.

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A seventh film, co-written by Romero and titled Road of the Dead, is in production for release next year, though it will be directed by Matt Birman and is not technically a part of the Living Dead series. But the zombie genre also made room for plenty of missteps, and Romero was never shy about his true feelings on what the genre became in his wake.

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