Zombie-film master George Romero dies at 77


Zombie-film master George Romero dies at 77
  1. Zombie-film master George Romero dies at 77
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    George Romero, the director whose classic "Night of the Living Dead" and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries, has died at age…
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George Romero, whose classic "Night of the Living Dead" and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries and who saw his flesh-devouring undead spawn countless imitators, remakes and homages, has died. He was 77.Romero died Sunday following a battle with lung cancer, said his family in a statement provided by his manager Chris Roe. Romero's family said he died while listening to the score of "The Quiet Man," one of his favorite films, with his wife, Suzanne Desrocher, and daughter, Tina Romero, by this side. IN MEMORIAM: Celebrities and notable figures who have recently passed away <div class=meta><div class=origin-logo data-origin=none></div><span class=caption-text data-credit=Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File>Nelsan Ellis, an actor known for his role in the hit HBO series True Blood, has died at age 39.</span></div>Nelsan Ellis, an actor known for his role in the hit HBO series True Blood, has died at age 39.
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"" src="http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/content/creativeContent/images/cms/051817-ap-roger-ailes-notable-deaths-pg.jpg" class="imgff" width="605" /> <div class=meta><div class=origin-logo data-origin=none></div><span class=caption-text data-credit=Andrew Estey/Invision/AP>Christopher Big Black Boykin, known for starring in the series "Rob & Big," died of a heart attack on May 9, 2017. He was 45.</span></div>Christopher Big Black Boykin, known for starring in the series "Rob & Big," died of a heart attack on May 9, 2017. He was 45.
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He was 81."" src="http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/content/creativeContent/images/cms/081516-ap-kenny-baker-death-img.jpg" class="imgff" width="605" /> <div class=meta><div class=origin-logo data-origin=none></div><span class=caption-text data-credit=Robin Marchant/Getty Images for ESPN>John Saunders, a longtime ESPN host, has died at age 61, ESPN announced on August 10.</span></div>John Saunders, a longtime ESPN host, has died at age 61, ESPN announced on August 10."" src="http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/content/creativeContent/images/cms/081015-getty-notable-deaths-john-saunders-img.jpg" class="imgff" width="605" /> <div class=meta><div class=origin-logo data-origin=none></div><span class=caption-text data-credit=Amy Graves/WireImage/Getty Images>David Huddleston, star of "The Big Lebowski," dies at age 85.</span></div>David Huddleston, star of "The Big Lebowski," dies at age 85."" src="http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/content/creativeContent/images/cms/080416GETTYdavidHuddleston.jpg" class="imgff" width="605" /> <div class=meta><div class=origin-logo data-origin=AP></div><span class=caption-text data-credit=Rich Fury/Invision/AP>Garry Marshall, creator of "Happy Days" and director of "Pretty Woman," died Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at age 81.</span></div>Garry Marshall, creator of "Happy Days" and director of "Pretty Woman," died Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at age 81."" src="http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/content/creativeContent/images/cms/071916apgarrymarshall.jpg" class="imgff" width="605" /> <div class=meta><div class=origin-logo data-origin=none></div><span class=caption-text data-credit=Judi Bottoni, File/AP Photo>Scotty Moore, a pioneering rock guitarist who played on Elvis Presley hits like "Hound Dog," died June 28, 2016, at age 84.</span></div>Scotty Moore, a pioneering rock guitarist who played on Elvis Presley hits like "Hound Dog," died June 28, 2016, at age 84."" src="http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/content/creativeContent/images/cms/062916-ap-notable-deaths-scotty-moore-img.jpg" class="imgff" width="605" /> <div class=meta><div class=origin-logo data-origin=none></div><span class=caption-text data-credit=Bill Kostroun/AP Photo>Buddy Ryan, an NFL coach and defensive coordinator whose teams included the Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears and New York Jets, has died at age 82.</span></div>Buddy Ryan, an NFL coach and defensive coordinator whose teams included the Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears and New York Jets, has died at age 82."" src="http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/content/creativeContent/images/cms/062816-ap-notable-deaths-buddy-ryan-new.jpg" class="imgff" width="605" /> <div class=meta><div class=origin-logo data-origin=none></div><span class=caption-text data-credit=Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo>Pat Summitt, the Tennessee womens college basketball legend who was the winningest coach in Division I history, died June 28, 2016. She was 64.</span></div>Pat Summitt, the Tennessee womens college basketball legend who was the winningest coach in Division I history, died June 28, 2016. She was 64."" src="http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/content/creativeContent/images/cms/0628216-ap-notable-deaths-pat-summitt.jpg" class="imgff" width="605" /> <div class=meta><div class=origin-logo data-origin=none></div><span class=caption-text data-credit=Ed Rode/AP>American bluegrass artist Ralph Stanley, among of the first six artists inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, passed away June 23, 2016. He was 89.</span></div>American bluegrass artist Ralph Stanley, among of the first six artists inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, passed away June 23, 2016. He was 89."" src="http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/content/creativeContent/images/cms/062316APRalphStanleyIMG.jpg" class="imgff" width="605" /> <div class=meta><div class=origin-logo data-origin=none></div><span class=caption-text data-credit=Randall Michelson/WireImage>Ann Morgan Guilbert, best known for playing Millie on The Dick Van Dyke Show, passed away from cancer on June 14, 2016. She was 87.</span></div>Ann Morgan Guilbert, best known for playing Millie on The Dick Van Dyke Show, passed away from cancer on June 14, 2016. She was 87."" src="http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/content/creativeContent/images/cms/061616-getty-notable-deaths-ann-morgan-guilbert-img.jpg" class="imgff" width="605" /> <div class=meta><div class=origin-logo data-origin=none></div><span class=caption-text data-credit=John Heller/WireImage/Getty>Janet Waldo, best known as the voice of Judy Jetson on the hit cartoon show "The Jetsons," died Sunday, June 12, 2016. She was 96.</span></div>Janet Waldo, best known as the voice of Judy Jetson on the hit cartoon show "The Jetsons," died Sunday, June 12, 2016. 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He was 42.</span></div>Professional mixed martial artist Kevin Ferguson, better known as Kimbo Slice, died June 6, 2016. He was 42."" src="http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/content/creativeContent/images/cms/060716notabledeathskimbosliceimg.jpg" class="imgff" width="605" /> <div class=meta><div class=origin-logo data-origin=AP></div><span class=caption-text data-credit=Ed Reinke/AP>Muhammad Ali, former professional boxer and often considered one of the greatest athletes in history, passed away on  Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74.</span></div>Muhammad Ali, former professional boxer and often considered one of the greatest athletes in history, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74."" src="http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/content/creativeContent/images/cms/060316APMuhammadAliObitimg.jpg" class="imgff" width="605" /> <div class=meta><div class=origin-logo data-origin=none></div><span class=caption-text data-credit=Doug Pizac, File/AP Photo>Beth Howland, the actress best known for her role as Vera Louise Gorman on Alice, died Dec. 31, 2015 at age 74. Her family announced it in May 2016.</span></div>Beth Howland, the actress best known for her role as Vera Louise Gorman on Alice, died Dec. 31, 2015 at age 74. Her family announced it in May 2016."" src="http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/content/creativeContent/images/cms/052516-ap-beth-howland-img.jpg" class="imgff" width="605" /> <div class=meta><div class=origin-logo data-origin=none></div><span class=caption-text data-credit=Ron Galella/WireImage>Actor Alan Young, star of the TV series "Mr. Ed" and voice of the Disney character Scrooge McDuck, died May 19, 2016 at the age of 96.</span></div>Actor Alan Young, star of the TV series "Mr. Ed" and voice of the Disney character Scrooge McDuck, died May 19, 2016 at the age of 96."" src="http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/content/creativeContent/images/cms/052016gettyalanyoungimg.jpg" class="imgff" width="605" /> <div class=meta><div class=origin-logo data-origin=none></div><span class=caption-text data-credit=Charles Sykes/Invision for The Hollywood Reporter/AP Images>Morley Safer of 60 Minutes has died at age 84, the show confirmed.</span></div>Morley Safer of 60 Minutes has died at age 84, the show confirmed."" src="http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/content/creativeContent/images/cms/051916-ap-notable-deaths-morley-safer-img.jpg" class="imgff" width="605" /> <div class=meta><div class=origin-logo data-origin=none></div><span class=caption-text data-credit=Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File>Grammy-winning country singer-songwriter Guy Clark died May 17, 2016 at age 74.</span></div>Grammy-winning country singer-songwriter Guy Clark died May 17, 2016 at age 74."" src="http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/content/creativeContent/images/cms/051716-ap-guy-clark-notable-deaths.jpg" class="imgff" width="605" /> <div class=meta><div class=origin-logo data-origin=none></div><span class=caption-text data-credit=Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo, File>Emilio Navaira, known as the king of Tejano music, died May 16, 2016. He was 53.</span></div>Emilio Navaira, known as the king of Tejano music, died May 16, 2016. He was 53."" src="http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/content/creativeContent/images/cms/051716-ap-emilio-navaira-img.jpg" class="imgff" width="605" /> Romero is credited with reinventing the movie zombie with his directorial debut, the 1968 cult classic, "Night of the Living Dead." The movie set the rules imitators lived by: Zombies move slowly, lust for human flesh and can only be killed when shot in the head. If a zombie bites a human, the person dies and returns as a zombie.

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's zombies, however, were always more than mere cannibals. They were metaphors for conformity, racism, mall culture, militarism, class differences and other social ills."The zombies, they could be anything," Romero told The Associated Press in 2008. "They could be an avalanche, they could be a hurricane. It's a disaster out there. The stories are about how people fail to respond in the proper way. They fail to address it. They keep trying to stick where they are, instead of recognizing maybe this is too big for us to try to maintain. That's the part of it that I've always enjoyed.""Night of the Living Dead," made for about $100,000, featured flesh-hungry ghouls trying to feast on humans holed up in a Pennsylvania house. In 1999, the Library of Congress inducted the black-and-white masterpiece into the National Registry of Films.Romero's death was immediately felt across a wide spectrum of horror fans and filmmakers. Stephen King called him his favorite collaborator and said, "There will never be another like you." Guillermo del Toro said, "The loss is so enormous." Romero's influence could be seen across decades of American movies, from John Carpenter to Jordan Peele, the "Get Out" filmmaker. Many considered "Night of the Living Dead" to be a critique on racism in America. The sole black character survives the zombies, but he is fatally shot by rescuers. When Edgar Wright made 2004's "Shaun of the Dead," he acknowledged, "What we now think of as zombies are Romero zombies."Ten years after "Night of the Living Dead," Romero made "Dawn of the Dead," where human survivors take refuge from the undead in a mall and then turn on each other as the zombies stumble around the shopping complex. Film critic Roger Ebert called it "one of the best horror films ever made - and, as an inescapable result, one of the most horrifying. It is gruesome, sickening, disgusting, violent, brutal and appalling. It is also ... brilliantly crafted, funny, droll, and savagely merciless in its satiric view of the American consumer society."Romero had a sometimes combative relationship with the genre he helped create. He called "The Walking Dead" a "soap opera" and said big-budget films like "World War Z" made modest zombie films impossible. Romero maintained that he wouldn't make horror films if he couldn't fill them with political statements."People say, 'You're trapped in this genre. You're a horror guy.' I say, 'Wait a minute, I'm able to say exactly what I think,' " Romero told the AP. "I'm able to talk about, comment about, take snapshots of what's going on at the time. I don't feel trapped. I feel this is my way of being able to express myself."…

I just wrote this on Facebook concerning the passing of George Romero, but I thought I'd share it here as well. 💔 pic.twitter.com/r1qKM6GSka

— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) July 16, 2017

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