One of the all time greats whose soundtracks resonate throgh the decades and Oscar winner Ennio Morricone has died at the age of 91.
The composer of “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and “The Mission” was among the most prolific and admired composers in film history, and who was still touring recently was one of the architects of modern music and soundtrack.
The composer died early on Monday in a Rome clinic, where he was taken shortly after suffering a fall that caused a hip fracture, his lawyer Giorgio Asumma told Italian news agency ANSA.
The maestro’s estimated 500 scores for films and television, composed over more than 50 years, are believed to constitute a record in Western cinema for sheer quantity of music.
At least a dozen of them became film-score classics, from the so-called spaghetti Westerns of the 1960s, including “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and “Once Upon a Time in the West” to the widely acclaimed “The Mission” and “Cinema Paradiso” of the 1980s.