Horror fans and cinema connoisseurs alike were shocked and devastated by news of George A. Romero’s passing yesterday, following a short battle with lung cancer. But like the shambling villains that populated his seminal Living Dead films, Romero’s legacy will never stay buried; as long as horror films are made, respect will be given to the man who paved the way for so much of what we hold dear.
To that end, a group of Romero uber-fans mobilized by MorbidlyBeautiful.com have launched a petition to have the Master of Horror immortalized on a US postage stamp. While this is just one small tribute, it will no doubt be followed by many more memorials and retrospectives.
From the Petition’s Official Website:
An American-Canadian filmmaker and editor, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about an imagined zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead and notably continuing on with Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead. His other works contributed include The Crazies, Creepshow, Martin, Monkey Shines, and The Dark Half.
George Romero was the father of the zombie film genre and an icon for millions of people. With his tragic passing, we should commemorate his passing with a lasting memory of him and his work!
You can add your name to the petition calling for Romero to be immortalized on a stamp, HERE.