Hollywood Pays Tribute to George A. Romero

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The father of the zombie film died Sunday in his sleep after a battle with lung cancer.

Many in Hollywood took to social media Sunday upon learning that George A. Romero, the father of the zombie film, had died.

Romero's low-budget body of work, which included Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, creeped out audiences for decades.

Romero died Sunday in his sleep after a battle with lung cancer, his producing partner, Peter Grunwald, told the Los Angeles Times. Romero's family confirmed his death to the newspaper as well.

Here are just some of the tributes from those who have worked with him and others who admire his work.

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