Legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone passes away at 91
It is reported that the 91-year-old Italian composer died following complications from a fall last week
Legendary music composer Ennio Morricone passed away in Rome. It is reported that the 91-year-old Italian composer died following complications from a fall last week.
Known for his long-term collaboration with iconic filmmaker Sergio Leone, Morricone, who received a honorary Oscar in 2007, won his first Academy Award for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight (2015) after multiple nominations over five decades. Some of Leone and Morricone's renowned collaborations include The Good, the bad, and the Ugly, A Fistful of Dollars, and Once Upon a Time in the West.
Morricone's work in Spaghetti Westerns helped the composer make an indelible mark in the history of Hollywood. Apart from his collaborations with Leone, Morricone was known for his work in films like Cinema Paradiso, Days of Heaven, Malena, Bugsy, The Untouchables, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, Exorcist 2, In the Line of Fire, and Bulworth.
A Grammy award winner, Morricone was known as 'The Master'. Born on November 10, 1928, he began writing music from the age of six.
A veteran of over 400 film scores, Morricone's death is a huge loss for both cinema and music, and is being mourned by a legion of fans from all across the world.