Oscar-winning Italian film composer, Ennio Morricone, has died at the age of 91.
Ennio Morricone, who is credited for his work on over 400 films and TV shows, died on Monday, July 6, at the Campus Bio-Medico in Rome, a week after suffering a fall in which he broke his femur.
His death was confirmed by his lawyer, Giorgio Assumma, who also disclosed that Morricone requested a private funeral.
Morricone began his career as a trumpet player before switching to film composition in 1961.
He created music for more than 70 award-winning movies, including “Once Upon a Time in the West ” and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” which earned him a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009. He also won an Academy Award for his soundtrack for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” in 2016.
Other films he scored include The Thing (directed by John Carpenter), Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore), The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo), Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick), The Untouchables (Brian de Palma) and the La Cage aux Folles trilogy (Édouard Molinaro).