watched the original trilogy obsessively in my late teens- early 20s. NIGHT is still one of the finest movies, horror or otherwise, i can think of. its just untouchable.
i was sad to get the news but its hard to really be upset at his passing overall. he was older and had lived a pretty good life, changed the face of popular culture.
Yeah, it didn't come as a complete shock to me like some other celebrity deaths. I actually thought that Romero already passed away not too long ago to be honest.