It is with a heavy heart that we bid farewell to one of the modern legends of horror. A beloved filmmaker and genuinely down-to-earth human being who single-handedly reshaped the zombie sub-genre, inspired countless filmmakers, and never lost his sense of humour.

Thank you, George, for the shamblers, the metaphors, the laughs, the shivers, the incredible gore, and the wonderful sub-genre you brought back from the dead.

Your vision will be missed. RIP.

George Romero as seen in the documentary "Birth of the Living Dead."
George Romero as seen in the documentary “Birth of the Living Dead.”