George A. Romero, ‘Night of the Living Dead’ creator, dies at 77

George A. Romero

LOS ANGELES — Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero, father of the modern movie zombie and creator of the groundbreaking “Night of the Living Dead” franchise, has died at 77. Romero died Sunday in his sleep following a “brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer,” according to a statement to the Los Angeles Times provided by his…

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