Ennio Morricone, famous Oscar-winning Italian composer, has died

Italian composer Ennio Morricone, in Helsinki, November 30, 2016. Heikki Saukkomaa / Lehtikuva / AFP

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Renowned in particular for his film music, the composer and conductor Ennio Morricone died at the age of 91 in Rome on the night of Sunday to Monday.


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Italian composer Ennio Morricone, one of the most famous and prolific authors of film music, died at the age of 91, according to the Italian news agency Ansa.

Ennio Morricone died on the night of Sunday to Monday in a Roman clinic following a fall. Ansa had broken the femur a few days ago.

The composer has traversed the entire history of cinema and has notably composed for the films of his compatriot Sergio Leone such as Pour un handle de dollars ou Il est une fois en Amérique . Holder of a star on the famous Hollywood Boulevard, he received in 2016 an Oscar for the film Les Euit Salopards.

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