Italian film composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91





Rome ) - World-famous Italian film composer Ennio Morricone has died in Rome at the age of 91, family lawyer and friend Giorgio Assumma has told dpa.



Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
Morricone died early Monday and "kept his full lucidity and great dignity until the end," saying goodbye to "his beloved wife Maria," the lawyer said.
The maestro's funeral will be "strictly private," Assumma indicated, without mentioning a date.
Morricone was known as the world's greatest film composer. He gained worldwide fame scoring Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Westerns, and won an Oscar in 2016 for the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight."

Monday, July 6th 2020
(dpa)
           


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