I was greatly saddened to hear of the passing of George A. Romero, a personal idol and one of the greats of the horror genre. The modern zombie story wouldn’t exist without him. Hell, we use the term Romero Zombie in zombie fiction to describe the most common form of zombie (slow moving, eats human, mindless). A few years ago I dressed up as George as a zombie for our local zombie walk, and most of my zombie fiction stems from his work.
You will be missed George.