George Romero finally scaring up a Hollywood Walk of Fame star

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Oct 12, 2017, 7:50 PM EDT

Director George Romero, the creator of the modern zombie genre, will finally get his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Romero died of cancer earlier this year, but Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame, said that "fortunately, prior to his passing, he learned that he was selected for a star, and we are saddened that he won’t be here with us for his special day."

Romero's star will be the 2,621st star dedicated on the Walk.

Romero's widow, Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, will be there to accept the star. Speakers will include special effects makeup artist and director Greg Nicotero (who worked under Tom Savini on several Romero films including Monkey Shines and Day of the Dead) and director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Baby Driver).

The ceremony will take place on the Walk of Fame at 6604 Hollywood Blvd. on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 11:30 a.m. PT. It is open to the public, or you can watch the live stream at

Sure, a star on the Walk of Fame is big, but what do you think is Romero's biggest accomplishment?