How the hell did I miss this?!
Even though it’s old news now, I completely missed out on it so now you get to hear all about it again. Bill Hinzman, probably best known as the first iconic cemetery zombie featured in George Romero’s 1968 classic Night Of The Living Dead, passed away February 5th, 2012 at his Darlington, PA home according to The Hollywood Reporter. Hinzman also went on to star in Romero’s There’s Always Vanilla and The Crazies, going on to direct the John Russo penned The Majorettes, then directing and starring in FleshEater, with his last screen credit going to last year’s River of Darkness. Bill Hinzman died of cancer. He was 75 years old.
You’ll be missed, Bill.