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George A Romero, father of the zombie film, dies aged 77

Night Of The Living Dead director George Romero has died aged 77.

Romero died on Sunday following a battle with lung cancer, said his family in a statement provided by his manager Chris Roe.

Romero's family said he died while listening to the score of The Quiet Man, one of his favourite films, with his wife, Suzanne Desrocher, and daughter, Tina Romero, by this side.

Romero is credited with reinventing the zombie movie with his directorial debut, the 1968 cult classic Night Of The Living Dead. The movie set the rules imitators lived by.

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