Zombie movie maestro George A. Romero dead at 77

16th Jul 17 | Entertainment News

Horror movie maestro George A. Romero has died, aged 77.

The director of the 1968 zombie classic Night of the Living Dead lost his battle with lung cancer.

His producing partner Peter Grunwald tells the Los Angeles Times newspaper Romero died on Sunday (16Jul17) with his wife Suzanne Desrocher Romero and daughter Tina Romero by his side.

The legendary filmmaker became known as the king of zombie movies, following his 1968 hit up with sequels Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, and 2007's Diary of the Dead.

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