How can you not give the creator of the zombie culture and the inspiration behind The Walking Dead a proper send off? Here's my goodbye to someone who inspired an entire genre.

Dear Mr. Romero,

In 1997, I was 8 years old and I saw Night of the Living Dead for the first time with my aunt. It was around Halloween and of course we rented it from the local video store (on VHS, I might add).

I think she thought that since it was sol old and dated that it probably wouldn't scare me. What a mistake that was. It was one of the most terrifying experiences of my life at the time but the film still fascinated me. It was after that I started to appreciate and notice zombie culture. Even to this day, the 1990 remake by Tom Savini is one of my favorite movies and is an October tradition in my house.

Thank you for what you've created and thank you from the memories.

From the Resident Evil games, The Walking Dead, Dawn of the Dead, World War Z to even his side projects like The Crazies and Creepshow are cult classics and remain to gaining popularity. In 1968, George A. Romero changed horror film forever and paved the way for zombie films forever. Nowadays the zombie phenomena is almost as American as fast food and baseball. Astonishingly, he did all of this with a budget of about $100,000. He inspired so many directors, writers and actors in the the genre and beyond. Most importantly, he taught us to fear the zombie but not more than human nature, desperation and greed.

"They're coming to get you Barbara!"