Remembering George A. Romero by Tom Savini

When I did a special effect on a George Romero set…. I would make a chirping cricket noise. If George made the same cricket noise back, I knew he loved it, it worked and we could move on, after laughing our asses off. That’s how we communicated… with lots of laughing.

When we first met i was auditioning for him and made him laugh. That laugh… that laugh came from the center of the earth. We laughed through almost fifty years and nine movies. I will miss that laugh, and my friend. More than that he was a big teddy bear.

You loved hugging him cause he made a noise, a happy loving noise, as he squeezed the breath out of you. I will miss that hug. I will miss everything about him. There is a light in the galaxy that has gone out and can’t be replaced.

Normally you would say “Ah, but we have sweet memories“… in this case those that knew him have a lot more… it’s molecular… it’s a part of us… he is in us… he made so much of what we are.

– Tom Savini

George A. Romero

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