Ennio Morricone, the Oscar-winning Italian movie composer, has died on the age of 91.
The Italian musician, who’s credited for his work on greater than 400 movies and TV reveals, died on Monday, July 6, on the Campus Bio-Medico in Rome, per week after struggling a fall through which he broke his femur.
His dying was confirmed by his lawyer, Giorgio Assumma, who additionally disclosed that Morricone requested a non-public funeral.
Morricone started his profession as a trumpet participant earlier than switching to movie composition in 1961.
He created music for greater than 70 award-winning motion pictures, together with “As soon as Upon a Time within the West ” and “The Good, the Dangerous and the Ugly” which earned him a spot within the Grammy Corridor of Fame in 2009. He additionally received an Academy Award for his soundtrack for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” in 2016.
Different movies he scored embrace The Factor (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).
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte paid tribute to the composer on Monday, writing on Twitter: “We’ll at all times keep in mind, with infinite gratitude, the creative genius of the Maestro #EnnioMorricone.”
“It made us dream, transfer, replicate, writing memorable notes that can stay unforgettable within the historical past of music and cinema” he added.
Italian President Sergio Mattarella supplied condolences to the household of the “distinguished” artist.
“Each a refined and well-liked musician, he has left a deep mark within the historical past of music within the second a part of the 20th century,” he stated. “By his soundtracks, he has tremendously contributed in spreading and reinforcing Italy’s status around the globe.”