Director George Romero Dies

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Director George Romero, whose ’60s cult classic gave life to zombies when they were still considered scary, has died.

He died Sunday in California after a battle with lung cancer.

Best known for his gruesome horror film “Night of the Living Dead” about a zombie apocalypse, his other notable films include “Dawn of the Dead,” and “Day of the Dead.”

The filmmaker is credited with paving the way for the current zombie craze on the big and small screens.

His family says the director died peacefully in his sleep.

George Romero was 77.

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