Ennio Morricone, legendary film composer for ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’, dies at 91

Ennio Morricone, the Italian composer best known for scoring the likes of Sergio Leone’s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and John Carpenter’s The Thing, has died at the age of 91.

Morricone passed away in a clinic in Rome several days after breaking his femur, according to the Guardian, who confirmed the death via his lawyer.

It’s difficult to overstate just how massive Morricone’s contribution was to film and television. His IMDb page has 520 credits, running right the way through from the early 1960s to the present day.

Ennio Morricone performing at the O2 Arena in 2016.

Ennio Morricone performing at the O2 Arena in 2016.

Image: Jim Dyson/Redferns

Morricone scored some of the most famous movies of all time, including Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Western trilogy, Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven, and Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Score.

Since the news of his death broke, filmmakers, creatives, and celebrities have already taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the legend.


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