Bill Hinzman, a filmmaker and cinematographer who became a horror-fan favorite after he played Zombie #1 in George Romero’s seminal 1968 fright flick, Night of the Living Dead, died Sunday at home in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. He was 75. Although he appeared in other movies, including 1996’s Santa Claws and 2005’s The Drunken Dead Guy, it was his first role, as the zombie in the graveyard at the start of the 1968 classic (above) that made him a beloved figure at horror conventions; he was always willing to dress in costume, pose for photos, and answer questions. Apparently a natural at being a zombie, he told his daughter Heidi that he needed to be cremated. “Because if we didn’t, he would come back,” she said.