James Gunn’s Touching Tribute to Horror Film Great George Romero

“Thank you, George, for being a part of my life for a long, long time, in so many different ways. Rest in Peace,” the “Guardians of the Galaxy” filmmaker writes

Although filmmaker James Gunn is best known for the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise, earlier in his career he wrote the screenplay for 2004’s “Dawn of the Dead,” a remake of George Romero’s 1978 cult classic of the same name.

With the passing of Romero at 77 on Sunday after a brief battle with lung cancer, Gunn took to Facebook to express his gratitude to the man who inspired his creativity and was, as Gunn put it, “a part of my life for a long, long time, in so many different ways.”

Read Gunn’s touching remembrance below: