Grandfather of zombie movies, George Romero, has passed away in his sleep on Sunday, after a short but intense battle with lung cancer.
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
Romero has passed away. Hard to find words right now. The loss is so enormous.
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) July 16, 2017
RIP George Romero… as a student I had the privilege of briefly working with you. The Last of Us wouldn’t exist without your inspiration.
— Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) July 16, 2017
Just heard the news about George Romero. Hard to quantify how much he inspired me & what he did for cinema. Condolences to his family. ??
— Eli Roth (@eliroth) July 16, 2017
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