- He passed away earlier today in Rome.
Ennio Morricone has died aged 91.
The revered Italian composer, who died earlier today in Rome, wrote more than 400 scores for film and TV, as well as more than 100 classical works. He's perhaps best known for his work in the '60s scoring spaghetti westerns such as A Fistful Of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More and The Good, The Bad And The Ugly.
In 2016, Morricone won his first competitive Academy Award for his work on Quentin Tarantino's film The Hateful Eight. He wrote that score, like every other throughout his life, in his beloved Rome, where he was born in 1928.
Speaking to the Guardian in 2015, Morricone criticised the advent of electronic instruments in film scores. Nevertheless, his music was hugely popular in the electronic music community. We've collated some tributes below.
Listen to Morricone's OST for the 1968 film Once Upon A Time In The West.