George Andrew Romero was born on February 4, 1940 and died on July 16, 2017.
He was an American-Canadian filmmaker, writer and editor.
He best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about an imagined zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968), which is often considered a progenitor of the fictional zombie of modern culture.
His other films in the series include Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead (1985).
Besides the Dead series, his works include The Crazies (1973), Martin (1978), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988) and The Dark Half (1993).
He was often noted as an influential pioneer of the horror film genre, and has been called an “icon” and the “Father of the Zombie Film.
George A. Romero passed away at 77 years old.