Died Creator of the genre of zombie horror George a Romero writes the Los Angeles Times. He was 77 years old.
As reported by his business partner Peter Grunwald, the Director died in his sleep. The last time he fought with lung cancer.
George Andrew Romero was born in the Bronx in new York on 4 February 1940. He studied at Carnegie-Mellon in Pittsburgh and in 1960 he graduated from the University College of fine arts.
The filmmaker started working in the genre that brought him fame with the 1968 film “night of the living dead” — he was a Director and co-writer (with John Russo).
Romero also made sequels like “dawn of the dead” (1978), “Day of the dead” (1985), “land of the dead” (2005), “diary of the dead” (2007) and “survival of the dead” (2009).
In addition to the franchise about zombies, Romero was the author of the script or the Director in the film “Crazy” (1973), “Knights on wheels” (1981), and also worked on episodes of the documentary film in 1970-ies “Winners”.