The Death of the First Undead

It’s a sad day in nerdsville this week. Bill Hinzman, the first ‘ghoul’ to ever appear on screen, passed away on Sunday. He was the graveyard zombie that really was “coming to get you, Barbara” in George Romero’s classic Night Of The Living Dead. I’m tempted to make a silly zombie joke but won’t. He was a cool guy who embraced his status as a cult hero to many. A nice guy in the convention circuits who could take a joke and even parody himself in many future projects. So I say to thee, R.I.P., Mr. Hinzman   (i do wonder, though, is he going to be buried in the Evans City Cemetery?)                             

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