Actor Bill Hinzman, best known for his iconic part as the first zombie in the original 1968 film <em>Night of the Living Dead </em>has passed away. He was a great man and will be sadly missed by the horror community as well as friends and family.

Strange Music's Prozak took to Facebook with this message about the subject:

"<em>A friend of mine just passed away. He was a legend in the horror community and an icon in the zombie genre. Beyond all of that, he was a great man and a wonderful father. He will be missed by many. I shot an interview with Bill a couple of years ago at his home... I never got around to releasing it - I will make sure to upload it soon. RIP</em>"

The rapper then posted a link to Hinzman's IMDB page:

RIP Bill Hinzman 1936-2012