The legendary Italian film composer, Ennio Morricone, has died Italy age 91. The cause of death was the result of a fall.
Morricone was nominated six times for Oscars — for “Days of Heaven,” “The Mission,” “The Untouchables,” “Bugsy,” “Malena” and “The Hateful Eight.” He won for the last film, directed by one of his biggest fans, Quentin Tarantino.
But Morricone was best known for composing the scores to “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and “Once Upon a Time in the West” and “CInema Paradiso.” He wrote scores for scores of movies– 500 — and was given a lifetime achievement Oscar in 2006.
This morning Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte tweeted: “We will always remember, with infinite gratitude, the artistic genius of the Maestro #EnnioMorricone. It made us dream, feel excited, reflect, writing memorable notes that will remain indelible in the history of music and cinema.”
In 2016, at age 87, Morricone released a final US album called “Morricone 60” celebrating his six decades in film.