Director George A Romero attends a photocall promoting the film Land of the Dead at the Martinez Poolside during the 58th International Cannes Film Festival May 14, 2005 in Cannes, France

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George A Romero selling 2005’s Land of the Useless in Cannes

The American-born filmmaker George A Romero, who created the genre-defining Dwelling Useless film franchise, has died on the age of 77, his household have mentioned.

Romero died in his sleep on Sunday after a ” transient however aggressive battle” with lung most cancers, his supervisor instructed Selection.

Romero co-wrote and directed the movie that began the zombie collection – Evening of the Dwelling Useless – in 1968.

It led to a variety of sequels – and a slew of imitators.