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George A. Romero, creator of the groundbreaking Night of the Living Dead franchise, has died at 77.

The legendary filmmaker’s death, in his sleep, has been confirmed by his family. He’d been battling lung cancer.

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Simon Thompson is a freelance film & entertainment journalist, broadcaster and producer. From the UK, but now living and working in LA, he can be found on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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