Earlier this evening, reports starting come in that Bill Hinzman has passed away at the age of 75. It is said that he died after losing his battle with cancer. Fans of Night of the Living Dead know Bill as the cemetery zombie in the landmark horror film.

Bill also appeared in George Romero's The Crazies and Season of the Witch, among other horror films. In the late 80's Bill Hinzman tried directed two of his own horror movies: The Majorettes and Flesh Eaters.

Over the years, Bill Hinzman has appeared at numerous horror conventions and film festivals. He is a horror movie icon that will be missed by generations of horror fans. This is a breaking news story and we don't have specific details at the moment. Our thoughts are with Bill's family and we'll update this story as soon as more information is made available.