Oscar-winning Composer Ennio Morricone Dies Aged 91

Renowned Italian composer, orchestrator and conductor Ennio Morricone passed away at the age of 91. 

Morricone had broken his femur days ago and died during the night in a clinic in Rome.

His death was confirmed by his lawyer, Giorgio Assumma.

As reported by The Guardian, Morricone wrote his own obituary, which was read out by Assumma. 

“I, Ennio Morricone am dead. Thus I announce it, to all my friends who have always been close to me and also to those who are a little far away, whom I greet with great affection,” it begins. He says it is “impossible to name everyone” but mentions members of his family and close friends, closing with words for his wife: “I renew to you the extraordinary love that has held us together, and I am sorry to abandon you. To you the most painful farewell.”

The iconic composer visited Georgia in May 2018 and led a show by the Rome Symphony Orchestra at the Black Sea Arena, on the coast of the Black Sea in Shekvetili, Guria region.

Morricone composed over 400 scores for cinema and television and over 100 classical works.

His score to 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' (1966) is considered one of the most influential soundtracks in history and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. His filmography includes over 70 award-winning films.

By Ana Dumbadze 

06 July 2020 15:53