Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone dies age 91
One of the most adored composers in history.
Legendary composer Ennio Morricone has died at the age of 91.
Morricone was the composer behind some iconic films, including The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and The Mission, and he was among the most admired composers in the industry.
According to Variety, Morricone died early on Monday morning in a clinic in Rome, where he was taken shortly after suffering a fall that resulted in a hip fracture.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has paid tribute to the iconic composer, saying: "We will always remember, with infinite gratitude, the artistic genius of the Maestro Ennio Morricone.
"It made us dream, feel excited, reflect, writing memorable notes that will remain indelible in the history of music and cinema."
Morricone composed music for film and television for over 50 years.
His albums have sold an estimated 50 million units worldwide.