Entertainment Legendary director of 'Night of the Living Dead' George Romero dies aged 77

03:30  17 july  2017
03:30  17 july  2017 Source:   International Business Times

Legendary director of 'Night of the Living Dead' George Romero dies aged 77

  Legendary director of 'Night of the Living Dead' George Romero dies aged 77 George Romero, also know as the Zombie Master, has passed away at the age of 77, his family have said. Romero was well known for his classic 'Night of the Living Dead'. The noted director died after a battle with lung cancer; the family said he died while listening to the soundtrack for 'The Quiet Man'. Horror director, Eli Roth, said: "Hard to quantify how much he inspired me & what he did for cinema. Condolences to his family." Then adding: "Romero used genre to confront racism 50 years ago. He always had diverse casts, with Duane Jones as the heroic star of NOTLD." Roth was not the only horror notable to voice his grief at Romero's passing. King of horror, Stephen King wrote: "Sad to hear my favourite collaborator and good old friend, George Romero has died. George, there will never be another like you." Night of the Living Dead, along with being a classic film, reinvented the zombie genre, handing down rules about the undead that would stick for decades. Romero was born in New York City in 1940, growing up in the Bronx. He later graduated from Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University. After 'Night of the Living Dead' came 'Dawn of the Dead' and several other zombie films Romero made. Speaking to the Associated Press nearly a decade ago, Romero spoke of why he loved the genre: "The zombies, they could be anything," he said "They could be an avalanche, they could be a hurricane. It's a disaster out there. The stories are about how people fail to respond in the proper way. They fail to address it. They keep trying to stick where they are, instead of recognizing maybe this is too big for us to try to maintain. That's the part of it that I've always enjoyed.

Director , writer and producer George A. Romero died in his sleep Sunday, after a “brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer,” the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. The legendary filmmaker is considered the “father of the modern movie zombie.” The 1968 movie “ Night of the Living Dead ”

Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero , famous for directing zombie flick ' Night of the Living Dead ', has died aged 77 . LEGEND : George A. Romero was best known for his horror films. The American-born director died following a "brief, but aggressive battle with lung cancer", according to

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George Romero, also know as the Zombie Master, has passed away at the age of 77, his family have said.

Romero was well known for his classic 'Night of the Living Dead'. The noted director died after a battle with lung cancer; the family said he died while listening to the soundtrack for 'The Quiet Man'.

Horror director, Eli Roth, said: "Hard to quantify how much he inspired me & what he did for cinema. Condolences to his family." Then adding: "Romero used genre to confront racism 50 years ago. He always had diverse casts, with Duane Jones as the heroic star of NOTLD."

Roth was not the only horror notable to voice his grief at Romero's passing. King of horror, Stephen King wrote: "Sad to hear my favourite collaborator and good old friend, George Romero has died. George, there will never be another like you."

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  George A Romero has died Legendary horror movie director George A. Romero has passed away after battling lung cancer.George A. Romero has died.

Legendary horror movie director George A. Romero , pictured here in 2008. (Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times). × George A. Romero , ‘ Night of the Living Dead ’ Director , Dies at 77 .

George Romero , the director whose 1968 film Night of the Living Dead helped launche the zombie film genre, died on Sunday, July 16. He was 77 . Romero 's manager Chris Roe confirmed that the director passed away in his sleep following a battle with lung cancer (via Variety).

Night of the Living Dead, along with being a classic film, reinvented the zombie genre, handing down rules about the undead that would stick for decades.

Romero was born in New York City in 1940, growing up in the Bronx. He later graduated from Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University.

After 'Night of the Living Dead' came 'Dawn of the Dead' and several other zombie films Romero made.

Speaking to the Associated Press nearly a decade ago, Romero spoke of why he loved the genre: "The zombies, they could be anything," he said "They could be an avalanche, they could be a hurricane. It's a disaster out there. The stories are about how people fail to respond in the proper way. They fail to address it. They keep trying to stick where they are, instead of recognizing maybe this is too big for us to try to maintain. That's the part of it that I've always enjoyed."

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Tom Savini praises late horror legend and friend George A. Romero .
Tom Savini has taken to Twitter to remember his late friend and frequent collaborator George A. Romero who passed away on Sunday (16.07.17) at the age of 77.The 70-year-old special effects expert enjoyed a long-running working relationship with the horror master collaborating on nine movies, including 'Martin', 'Dawn of the Dead', 'Creepshow', 'Day of the Dead','Creepshow 2' and 'Monkey shines'.

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