Ennio Morricone, legendary film score composer, dead at 91

Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone has passed away aged 91.

Ennio Morricone, the world-renown film score composer, has died at age 91. The Italian composer was best known for his work with director Sergio Leone on films such as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, A Fist Full of Dollars and Once Upon a Time in the West.

Over the course of his career, Morricone scored more than 500 films and won two Academy Awards – for his work on Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight as well as an honorary award in 2007.

Speaking to BBC Breakfast this morning, following news of Morricone’s death, Hans Zimmer described the composer as an “icon.”