George A. Romero dies at 77

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"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 John A. Russo) and director of the 1968 movie “Night of the Living Dead,” which went to show future generations of filmmakers such as Tobe Hooper and John Carpenter that generating big scares didn’t require big budgets. “Living Dead” spawned an entire school of zombie knockoffs, and Romero’s sequels included 1978’s “Dawn of the Dead,” 1985’s “Day of the Dead,” 1990’s “Land of the Dead,” 2007’s “Diary of the Dead” and 2009’s “George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead.”

The original film, since colorized, has become a Halloween TV staple. It also has earned socio-political points for the casting of a black actor in the lead role."

 

 

SOURCE: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-me-george-romero-20170716-story.html

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He was a Zombie movie legend. RIP

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:cries:

RIP

The horror community must be devastated. 

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RIP Movie legend :cries:

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RIP, Night of the Living Dead, WHAT A CLASSIC.

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RIP to this horror master

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Oh my God, an actual legend and film icon

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I'm ****ing heartbroken. RIP Icon :cries:

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Oh no! This is so sad. RIP :( 

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4 minutes ago, Tom Vercetti said:

He was a Zombie movie legend. RIP

Life imitates art. :cries: 

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Not me reading it George R R. Martin (on the premiere night of Game of Thrones) :rip:

 

R.I.P ROMERO

 

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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.

Sounds heartbreaking. Rest in peace.

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I'm gonna rewatch Creepshow 1 & 2 and the Dead Trilogy in his honor :'(

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Just got watching Night of the living dead. 😭  R.I.P Legend 

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RIP I loved his movies.

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before the suspiria remake could come out :'( 

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Sad news. He and his work wont be forgotten. 

 

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really sad news

 

he changed the movie industry forever, may he rest in peace

 

 

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oh my god. this is so heartbreaking. i was a huge fan of his work. rest in peace legend.

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Legendary Director, RIP.

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RIP Legend 

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A legend in his field! may he rest in peace 

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