For those of you unaware this morning will be saddened to hear that the Godfather of the living dead has passed away on Sunday.
George A. Romero died yesterday at 77 following an aggressive battle with lung cancer, according to his longtime producing partner Peter Grunwald. Apparently, at the time of Romero’s passing, the beloved was with his family and was listening to his to his all-time favorite score, The Quiet Man (1952).
Romero has influencedfilmmakers over the last few decades. He will be most remembered for inventing the modern and helping the genre go mainstream. The horror director helmed countless horror films such as the Dead series, The Crazies (1973), Martin (1978), Creepshow (1982), and Monkey Shines (1988), just to name a small few.
Friend’s Stephen King and Greg Nicotero also shared remembrances and respects via Twitter,
Sad to hear my favorite collaborator–and good old friend–George Romero has died. George, there will never be another like you.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) July 16, 2017
The sad news keeps rolling in. There are so many things to say about this man, my friend, my mentor and my inspiration. For what he gave us all with passion and fire, his unrelenting spirit will live forever. Blessed that I was honored to present him this award late April in Pittsburgh where IT ALL FUCKING STARTED!!!! Never ending love to him and his family.