The news of Lewis' passing comes from Something Weird Video (via Bloody Disgusting). While the exact cause of death is unknown, there's no doubt that Lewis will be missed by countless people within the horror community, where he touched many lives with his unfiltered creativity both behind and in front of the camera.
Lewis left his unique imprint on the horror genre as early as the 1960s with films like Blood Feast (1963), Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964), Something Weird, The Gruesome Twosome, and A Taste of Blood.
In 2002, Lewis returned to directing with Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat, and he recently appeared in Marcel Walz's Blood Feast remake and Joe Castro's Terror Toons 3.
Lewis' uncompromising style will live on through