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George A Romero

Director, Writer, Producer
4 February 1940 to 16 July 2017

An American director, writer and producer who delivered a horror classic with his debut feature Night of the Living Dead (1968), Romero produced five instalments to his zombie series including the equally revered Dawn of the Dead (1978). Often progressive and countercultural, his work also included The Crazies (1973), Martin (1978) and Monkey Shines (1988).

Read George A Romero's Guardian obituary here.