Filmmaker George A. Romero, considered by many to be the father of the modern zombie movie, has passed away following a brief, but aggressive battle with lung cancer. He was 77.
Romero created the iconic 1968 film Night of the Living Dead, which he followed up with five additional sequels, including Dawn Of The Dead in 1978. That film was made for $1.5-Million and would go on to gross a very impressive $55-Million before completing its theatrical run.
Outside of zombie movies, Romero also helmed the 1981 mayhem movie Knightriders, Creepshow, Monkey Shines and created the limited Marvel Comics series Empire of the Dead.
George A. Romero is survived by his wife, Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and daughter, Tina Romero. Both were by George's side when he passed away earlier today.
The team at Infinite Earths would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of George Romero. He leaves behind a legacy that will never be forgotten.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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