Rest in Peace: George Kosana

George Kosana

2017 Has just begun, and it’s already claimed its first horror star… Night of the Living Dead‘s Sheriff McClelland, George Kosana.

The news comes via John Russo on Facebook, who writes, “My close friend George Kosana, who played the sheriff in NOTLD, has regrettably passed away after a long battle with various illnesses. He will be greatly missed by me, by his fellow NOTLD cast and crew members and by his many fans. For the past few days, I have been constantly reliving my many good and often funny remembrances of him.

Kosana was 81 and was dealing with a variety of illnesses including emphysema, COPD, and macular degeneration. He reprised his role of Sheriff McClelland in 2012’s My Uncle John Is a Zombie. A release date for that is pending.

We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to offer our sincerest of condolences to Kosana’s friends, family members, and constituents. Rest in peace, sir, and thank you!

George Kosana - Rest in Peace: George Kosana