Iconic Film Composer Ennio Morricone Has Passed Away At The Age of 91

If you watched any spaghetti westerns or seen almost any Quentin Tarantino film, you would have heard the musical tones of composer Ennio Morricone. His music told stories, his themes had character. Music wasn’t just a part of the movies to him, they were the movie. Sadly, Morricone is now gone. The iconic film composer has passed away at the age of 91.

He died at dawn in a Rome hospital after falling and breaking his leg, his lawyer, Giorgio Assumma, said.

Morricone is best known internationally as the composer behind the instantly recognizable melodies from “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and “Once Upon a Time in the West.” 
The Italian composer was famous for the tension-filled scores of spaghetti Westerns, and won an Academy Award for his soundtrack for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” in 2016, after five previous nominations and an Honorary Award in 2007 that recognized his lifetime’s achievement.

The Rome-born composer scored more than 500 films, and was a winner and nominee for numerous BAFTA awards and Golden Globes, as well as being the recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte paid tribute to the composer on Monday, writing on Twitter: “We will always remember, with infinite gratitude, the artistic genius of the Maestro #EnnioMorricone.”
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte paid tribute to the composer on Monday, writing on Twitter: “We will always remember, with infinite gratitude, the artistic genius of the Maestro #EnnioMorricone.”
“It made us dream, move, reflect, writing memorable notes that will remain unforgettable in the history of music and cinema” he added.

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