One of Hollywood’s most iconic directors has passed away. People Magazine is reporting that George A. Romero, the legendary filmmaker who terrified America with the 1968 zombie cult classic Night of the Living Dead, has died.
George was 77 at the time of his death. He had suffered from lung cancer previously.
It was also reported that George died in his sleep while listening to a film score from one of his favorite films. His wife and daughter were by his side at the time.
“Romero died Sunday in his sleep while listening to the score of one of his favorite films, The Quiet Man, with his wife Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and daughter, Tina Romero,” reported People Magazine.
Romero’s manager, Chris Roe, released a statement after learning of his death. In it, he called Romero “a gentle giant and one of the kindest and most giving human beings I’ve ever known or had the pleasure to work with.”
Celebrities took to social media to express their condolences at his passing. Many actors were saddened to learn of his death.
Did you ever see his movies? Please join us in praying for his wife and family during this difficult time.