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'Night of the Living Dead' filmmaker George Romero honored with star

'Night of the Living Dead' filmmaker George Romero honored with star (Photo: Nicolas Genin / CC BY-SA 2.0)

George A. Romero was finally honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday.

George Romero is known by many as the creator of the Zombie Apocalypse beginning with "Night of the Living Dead" in 1968.

Ten years after "Night of the Living Dead," Romero made "Dawn of the Dead," where human survivors take refuge from the undead in a mall and then turn on each other as the zombies stumble around the shopping complex.

Speakers included Greg Nicotero, special make-up effects creator, television producer and director of "The Walking Dead" and "Fear The Walking Dead" as well as Edgar Wright, director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He is best known for his comedic film trilogy: "Shaun of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz" and "The World's End."

Romero's widow Suzanne Desrocher-Romero accepted the star on behalf of the family.

Romero died in July at the age of 77.




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