George Romero has passed aged 77.
On Twitter it was posted: We deeply regret the death of our beloved father George A. Romero, thank you all fans for your love and for following the path of our father.
Romero is obviously the father of the ‘zombie’ genre and was more than influential.
Romero died in his sleep on Sunday with his wife and daughter at his side, after a “brief but aggressive battle” with lung cancer, his manager said.
Romero was most recently tagged to produce Road of the Dead, a movie where ‘the story is set on an island where zombie prisoners race cars in an arena for the sole purpose of entertaining the rich.’