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Night of the Living Dead director George A. Romero has died

The Verge Sunday, 16 July 2017
Night of the Living Dead director George A. Romero has diedFilmmaker George A. Romero, known for horror films such as Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and others, has died, reports the LA Times. According to his long-time producer partner Peter Grunwald, he succumbed after a short battle with lung cancer. He was 77.

Romero was born in The Bronx in 1940, and began directing short films after his graduation from Carnegie Mellon University. In 1968, he directed his first independent film, Night of the Living Dead, which the efforts of a group of people trapped in a house during the zombie apocalypse. The film attracted controversy for its depiction of violence and political commentary, and went on to become a landmark classic in the horror genre.

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George A. Romero, the iconic filmmaker who effectively created the zombie genre with his 1968 black-and-white film classic Night of the Living Dead, has passed away at the age of 77. In a statement provided to the Los Angeles Times, Romero’s longtime production partner Peter Grunwald said that...

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