I was sad to see that Bill Hinzman passes away yesterday. I didn't know his name before seeing this article today, but I certainly know who he was. He played the first zombie we see in George Romero's Night of the Living Dead, and in doing so became the first modern cinema zombie. His slung jaw and lumbering stride became part of the blueprint that most most zombie movies stick to to this day. And for that I salute you sir. Embedded below is his moment in the spotlight.