The great Ennio Morricone has died at the age of 91. The Italian film composer sadly passed away in Rome following complications from a fall. Morricone was probably best known for his work with Sergio Leone, the most famous being the 1966 Clint Eastwood Spaghetti Western, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly and it’s sequels.
Morricone composed over 400 scores for film and some of his best compositions include work on The Untouchables, The Thing, Bugsy, Frantic, Days Of Heaven, The Hateful Eight and Bulworth.
As well as Sergio Leone, the composer worked with such directors as Brian De Palma, John Carpenter, Roman Polanski, Wolfgang Petersen, Barry Levinson, Don Siegel, Oliver Stone, Warren Beatty, Quentin Tarantino and Bernardo Bertolucci.
He was nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning in 2016 for Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight.
Ennio Morricone was a genius, one of the great all-time film composers. He will be sorely missed but he has left an incredible legacy.