Marilyn Eastman “Night of the Living Dead” actress dies at 87

Marilyn Eastman has died at the age of 87, Metro has confirmed. 

The actress, who was best known for starring in classic zombie horror Night of the Living Dead, is said to have died ‘peacefully in her sleep’ on Sunday. 

Her son, John Eastman, announced the news in a Facebook post and said: ‘I’m very sad to announce the passing of my mother, Marilyn Eastman on 8/22/21 in Tampa, Florida. Marilyn Marie Johnson was born in Davenport, Iowa on December 17th, 1933.

“My mother moved to Pittsburgh in the early 60’s and eventually joined Karl Hardman at Hardman Associates. Later in life Marilyn and Karl became business and life partners until Karl’s passing in 2007.”

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