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George Romero is FINALLY Getting His Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Yes, we realize it’s insane he doesn’t already have one.

Back in August, a fundraiser was launched to pay for the Hollywood Walk of Fame star that the late George A. Romero was selected to receive prior to his passing; as silly as it is, these things cost a whole lot of money, and organizer Matt O’Neill hoped that Romero fans would pitch in to cover the ridiculous costs.

Unfortunately, that fundraiser never ended up raising its goal amount. But that’s okay, because we’ve just learned that Romero is getting his star this October!

Via Hollywood Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez on Twitter this afternoon, George Romero will be honored with a posthumous Walk of Fame star on October 25.

On that same night, Prospect House Entertainment, Glendale Arts and Chris Roe Management, along with George A. Romero’s close family and friends, will celebrate Romero’s life and career with The George A. Romero Official Tribute and Memorial.

Beginning at 7pm at The Alex Theatre in Glendale, California, the event will feature a Q&A with celebrity fans and friends, along with a screening of Creepshow.

You can grab your tickets from The Alex Theatre’s website.



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COMMENTS

11 Comments
  • Matt

    It’s about time. Such a shame that it took the death of this great director for this to come about. Better late than never I suppose.

    • Joris Westerdaal

      His death AND a goddamn petition if I remember correctly.

  • The_Gentleman

    Awesome. Sadly this is akin to putting the Ramones in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame months after Joey died. But I’ll take it. Next up: John fucking Carpenter

  • FINALLY! If only Romero were alive to see this.

  • DukeStKing

    Had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Romero a couple years back. He was a little late coming down. His assistant said he was feeling a little under the weather. You’d never had known it. A gentleman, and extremely gracious both to me and my wife. You will be missed, kind sir. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d4aed931ac195c415747d05fe237f35c6bc3d37c310b7c58842a993afeb9be39.jpg

  • Jay Bennett

    Way overdue, but glad its finally happening

  • Travis_Bickle

    Trump has a star, George doesn’t….ironic huh? At least it’s being remedied.

    • I think they need to repeal and replace Trump’s star on the Walk of Fame.

  • Tired

    Wes Craven and Robert Englund have yet to receive stars as well.

    • Marshall D. Phillips

      TRAVESTY

  • The Phantasman

    Romero shouldv’e gotten more than just a star on the sidewalk, but royalties or some sort of compensation for reinventing the Zombie genre. Hollywood owes him a series depth of gratitude!

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