One of the most prolific authors of film music is dead. The famous Italian composer Ennio Morricone died at the age of 91, reports on Monday July 6, the transalpine news agency Ansa.

Ennio Morricone died on the night of Sunday to Monday in a Roman clinic following a fall. He broke the femur a few days ago, Ansa says.

Born in Rome in 1928, Ennio Morricone became known in the early 1960s by composing the scores for the films of his childhood friend Sergio Leone. Trumpeter by training, he was the author of the soundtracks for the films "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1968), "Once upon a time in the West" (1969), or "Once upon a time 'America "(1984).

In 2016, after more than fifty years of career, the composer received his first Oscar for best film music, after having been nominated four times in vain, thanks to the soundtrack to "Eight Salopards" by Quentin Tarantino.

However, he had received an Oscar for his entire career in 2007. But he had never seen any of his music officially consecrated by the demanding Hollywood community.

Ennio Morricone, who has worked with some of the greatest film directors in Hollywood and elsewhere (Huston, Siegel, Polanski, Fuller, Pasolini, Bertolucci, Argento, Pontecorvo and Almodóvar), is a true artist of the 20th century, who was to also its success in a skilful combination between image and melody.

With AFP and Reuters

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