Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero has died aged 77
The director was best known for being essentially the grand-daddy of the zombie genre.
The family of George A. Romero have released a statement that the legendary director passed away on Sunday night, after a "brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer".
Romero was best known for his zombie horror movies, including the iconic 1968 Night Of The Living Dead, and its sequels, Dawn Of The Dead in 1978, Day Of The Dead in 1985, Land Of The Dead in 2005, and Diary Of The Dead in 2007.
He was reportedly attempting to get his new comic book series Empire Of The Dead adapted for a TV series, but had allegedly found funding for the show difficult due to The Walking Dead.
Romero will be remembered as one of the most influential directors in the horror genre of all time.