Event Report: George A. Romero Posthumously Receives Star on the Walk of Fame
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored filmmaker George A. Romero posthumously with the 2,621st star on the Walk of Fame today at 6604 Hollywood Boulevard, dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures, and we were there to capture the momentous event.
“The fact that fans nominated Mr. Romero for the Walk of Fame star speaks volumes of how loved he was for his work in the horror film genre and for being the person he was. 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,” stated Ana Martinez, producer for the Walk of Fame.
In attendance for the ceremony, in addition to Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Leron Gubler were long-time Romero collaborator Tom Savini, actresses Traci Lords, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers’ Kathleen Kinmont and Eileen Dietz (The Exorcist, The Children of the Corn actor Courtney Gains, Steve Barton and Debi Moore of Dread Central, and SAW series director Darren Lynn Bousman, with Shaun of the Dead filmmaker Edgar Wright, FX legend and director Greg Nicotero and actor Malcolm McDowell serving a guest speakers.
Accepting the star on behalf of the Romero family was Romero’s widow Suzanne Desrocher-Romero.
We miss you, George. Your work will live on.