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George A. Romero, father of the zombie phenomenon, dies at 77


George Romero walks down the red carpet into the Byham Theater in downtown Pittsburgh Wednesday evening for the premiere of his movie, “Land of the Dead,” held at the theater, June 22, 2005.
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Film maker George Romero, October 18, 1990. (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette.)
George A. Romero, writer/director, stands amid a sea of his zombie horror creations from his original film, “Night of the Living Dead”in United Film Distribution Company’s release, “Day of the Dead.”
Writer/Director George A. Romero returns to the genre he pioneered with “George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead.”(Michael Gibson/Universal Studios)
George Romero, sits in the third floor study of his home in Pittsburgh, July 18, 2003 talking about the popularity of his film. Until he saw a local newspaper article, Romero said he was unaware of the tours at the Monroeville Mall. (John Heller/AP Photo

 

Posing for someone to take a photo at right are George Romero, Director of “Night of the Living Dead” with writer/producer Maxine Lapiduss, who hosted the taping at WQED, October  25, 2003, in Oakland of a roundtable discussion for the Pittsburgh Entertainment Summit yesterday. Lapiduss , also a Pittsburgh native, was writer/producer for Roseanne and Dharma and Greg. ( Bill Wade/Post-Gazette)
Director George Romero poses with some fans dressed as zombies after accepting a special award during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Saturday, September 12, 2009. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)

 

George Romero accepts “The Pioneer Award” on Thursday, April 27, 2017 during the 2nd annual Elly Awards downtown. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
George Romero accepts “The Pioneer Award” from Greg Nicotero on Thursday, April 27, 2017 during the 2nd annual Elly Awards downtown. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
George Romero sits with daughter Tina and wife Chris at VIP pre-party, June 22, 2005, for new Romero zombie film “Land of the Dead”. (Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)
George Romero hugs Greg Nicotero on Thursday, April 27, 2017 during the 2nd annual Elly Awards. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Horror film director George Romero, who directed “The Night of The Living Dead” waves a Terrible Towel before an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 in Pittsburgh. It was the anniversary of the film that was made in the Pittsburgh area. (Gene J.Pushar/AP Photo)
Pittsburgh native George Romero recounts his classic undead film Night of the Living Dead in the documentary Birth of the Living Dead.