Ennio Morricone: Oscar-profitable movie composer dies at 91

Ennio Morricone: Oscar-winning film composer dies at 91

Published by Javier Romero, CNNAmy Woodyatt, CNNRome

Ennio Morricone, the Oscar-successful movie composer, has died at the age of 91, his law firm explained to CNN Monday.

He died at dawn in a Rome medical center right after slipping and breaking his leg, his attorney, Giorgio Assumma, claimed.

Morricone is ideal identified internationally as the composer behind the right away recognizable melodies from “The Good, the Poor and the Unsightly” and “Once On a Time in the West.”

The Italian composer was renowned for the rigidity-filled scores of spaghetti Westerns, and received an Academy Award for his soundtrack for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful 8” in 2016, after 5 preceding nominations and an Honorary Award in 2007 that acknowledged his lifetime’s accomplishment.

The Rome-born composer scored far more than 500 movies, and was a winner and nominee for various BAFTA awards and Golden Globes, as effectively as getting the receiver of a star on the Hollywood Wander of Fame.

While arguably best identified for generating tunes for Westerns, the composer also developed soundtracks for cinematic classics which includes “The Mission” and “Cinema Paradiso.”

Composer Ennio Morricone poses with the Oscar for Greatest Original Score, for “The Hateful 8.” Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Illustrations or photos

Morricone asked for a personal funeral, Assumma mentioned.

Italian Key Minister Giuseppe Conte paid tribute to the composer on Monday, creating on Twitter: “We will often recall, with infinite gratitude, the inventive genius of the Maestro #EnnioMorricone.”

“It produced us aspiration, move, reflect, producing unforgettable notes that will keep on being unforgettable in the historical past of audio and cinema” he added.

READ  Did we just get a glimpse of Google's 5G Pixel telephones?

Italian President Sergio Mattarella presented condolences to the household of the “distinguished” artist.

“Each a refined and well known musician, he has left a deep mark in the heritage of music in the second part of the 20th century,” he said. “Through his soundtracks, he has significantly contributed in spreading and reinforcing Italy’s prestige about the globe.”

Written By
More from Albion Harvey

Russia ‘interference’ report to be released

Impression copyright Getty Pictures Picture caption The committee is searching into Moscow’s...
Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *