David Emge Dies: ‘Dawn of the Dead’ Actor Was 77

DAWN OF THE DEAD, (aka ZOMBIE), European lobbycard, David Emge (center), 1978.
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David Emge, a veteran actor best known for his role in George A. Romero‘s zombie-horror classic Dawn of the Dead, has died. He was 77.

The actor’s family confirmed his passing with his Indiana hometown newspaper, the Evansville Courier & Press, revealing he died Saturday, January 20, at the West River Health Campus. A cause of death was not given.