>> Report it. What should be known->> Known for his 1968 classic, Night of the Living Dead, George Romero has died on Sunday, age 77. The horror genre legend passed away after what's said to have been a brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer. His business partner confirming the news, saying he died in his sleep in a Toronto hospital.
The industry taking to social media to celebrate his life, saying he "started a new genre on his own". Who else can claim that? Back in the Bronx, Romero was drawn to telling stories centered on monsters like zombies that are familiar to the victims they terrorize. That formula met with success, his black and white blockbuster grossing some $30 million.
And leading to a number of sequels.>> But it's amazing that this is a film that I made over 40 years ago and I can't believe that it's just a new edition is out now, so long later.>> And with that he influenced a generation of filmmakers including Quentin Tarantino.
He also directed the 1978 vampire movie, Martin, and worked with American author Stephen King, who on Sunday called Romero, his good old friend, saying, there will never be another like you.