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Rest in Peace: Clayton Hill

Rest in Peace: Clayton HillWhen you go to many various conventions, you start to see a lot of the same smiling faces over and over again. As a result you become a road family of sorts. Clayton Hill had a smile I’ll never forget, and it’s with a very heavy heart that we report he is no longer with us.

Clayton broke into showbiz around the age of six and has been working within it ever since, whether behind or in front of the camera. Fans will best remember him as the “Sweater Zombie” in George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead.

Clayton died last night, July 25th, in Pittsburgh, PA, following a stroke. We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to remember him as the consummate professional that he was and to offer our sincerest condolences to his many friends, family, and constituents, especially his partner in life and love, his wife, Sharon Ceccatti.

I know I speak for fans everywhere when I say he’ll be missed. Rest in peace, my brother. You were one of the sweetest, funniest, and most real people I’ve ever had the pleasure of coming to know. I, like many, will cherish every second shared.

God bless. We love you, and we always will.

Steve Barton

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  • The Woman In Black

    Such sad news. Clayton was a class act all the way and will be sorely missed by all of us who had the privilege and pleasure of knowing him. All my best to Sharon and the rest of his family.

  • Avid Fan

    RIP Clayton Hill and warm hugs to Sharon.

  • GypsyMoon

    I can’t believe he’s gone. Such a beautiful man.. He will always be in my heart.. RIP dear Clayton.

  • The Butcher

    RIP Mr. Hill.

  • Sifu Scott

    Met him several times. A truly nice fellow and a class act. Rest in peace.

  • Knetter

    One of my favorite people in the world. So sad right now. Rest in peace my friend.