R.I.P. Clayton Hill 1931-2009

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I just read on Vault of Horror that Clayton Hill, aka “sweater zombie” passed away at age 78 on Saturday due to complications from pneumonia. Hill’s zombie claim to fame was his role as the white sweater vest wearing brain-eater in the Romero classic Dawn of the Dead.  Hill leaves behind his wife Sharon Ceccatti, who played her own memorable zombie role in DotD as “nurse zombie”.

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Clayton and Sharon were often seen at horror conventions together, signing autographs for all of us crazy zombie fans.

Rest in peace, Clayton. Thank you for being a part of zombie pop culture.

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