George A Romero, master of the zombie horror, dies aged 77

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OBITUARYLegendary filmmaker George A Romero, creator of the genre-defining horror Night of the Living Dead, has died at the age of 77.

Romero passed away in his sleep on Sunday after a "brief but aggressive battle" with lung cancer, according to producing partner Peter Grunwald.

Filmed on a meagre budget of $120,000, Romero's Night of the Living Dead is widely hailed as a masterpiece of the horror genre. Its tale of a zombie...

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