— Kevin Misener (@Misener680NEWS) July 24, 2017
Horror cinema fans rallied together after George A. Romero passed away last week, and today they showed their love by appearing as the walking dead at Romero’s open memorial in his adopted home city of Toronto. According to fans, friends, and reporters who visited the emotional but celebratory scene, the Romero family welcomed the passionate admirers with open arms.
Inside the memorial, Romero’s family assembled various pieces of memorabilia from the late director’s private collection. Above his casket, a rotation of his movies, from Survival of the Dead to Martin was shown while his favorite film scores were played for those in attendance.
“Godfather of the zombie film genre” George Romero honoured at Toronto memorial service pic.twitter.com/6XYCB0A0Gf
— CityNews Toronto (@CityNews) July 24, 2017
Of course, some wondered how to pay their respects. Was dressing up as the living dead appropriate for a man’s funeral? Thea Munster, a local zombie-walk organizer, dealt with this decision: “I was like, ‘Are we crossing a line if I bring out zombies?’ The godfather of the zombie might want to rest for a day … but then he might have loved it.”
(Via Calgary Herald)