George A. Romero, father of the zombie film, is dead at 77

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George A. Romero, father of the zombie film, is dead at 77

Director and writer George Romero poses for a photograph while talking about his film “Diary of the Dead’ at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008 in Park City, Utah. George Romero, whose classic “Night of the Living Dead” and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries and who saw his flesh-devouring undead spawn countless imitators, remakes and homages, has died. He was 77. Romero died Sunday, following a battle with lung cancer.

George A. Romero, father of the zombie film, is dead at 77

Director and writer George Romero poses for a photograph while talking about his film “Diary of the Dead’ at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008 in Park City, Utah. George Romero, whose classic “Night of the Living Dead” and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries and who saw his flesh-devouring undead spawn countless imitators, remakes and homages, has died. He was 77. Romero died Sunday, following a battle with lung cancer.
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