Horror Royalty Pays Tribute To George Romero

A dark cloud fell over the horror community at large this evening, as we were all shocked and saddened to learn that legendary director George A. Romero passed away on Sunday following “a brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer.”

The iconic filmmaker who redefined the zombie as we know it with his 1968 groundbreaking classic Night of the Living Dead, Romero was of course much more than a master of horror, but that rare artist who could successfully embed humor and ever so poignant social commentary within each of his films.

In addition to six Dead films, including Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, and Survival of the Dead, Romero also gave us Martin, Season of the Witch, The Crazies, Creepshow, Knightriders, Bruiser, The Dark Half, and many others.

Our deepest condolences go out to George’s family. We will all miss him.

Many celebrities have taken to social media tonight to remember and memorialize George Romero, including Stephen King, John Carpenter, Tom Savini, James Wan, Tony Todd, and more.

You can view some tributes to a true master of his craft below, and feel free to share your own memories of George Romero in the comments.

George A. Romero with Sue and Matt Artz of Halloween Daily News, at Mad Monster Party 2016.
George A. Romero with Sue and Matt Artz of Halloween Daily News, at Mad Monster Party 2016.
George A. Romero with Halloween Daily News editor-in-chief Matt Artz and "OBX Megatron" at Mad Monster Party 2016.
George A. Romero with Halloween Daily News editor-in-chief Matt Artz and “OBX Megatron” at Mad Monster Party 2016.
George A. Romero at Mad Monster Party 2016 (photo by Halloween Daily News)
George A. Romero at Mad Monster Party 2016 (photo by Halloween Daily News)

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Horror Royalty Pays Tribute To George Romero