Composer Ennio Morricone Dies At Age 91 -
Ennio Morricone

Composer Ennio Morricone Dies At Age 91

by Paul Cashmere on July 6, 2020

in News

Ennio Morricone, one of the world’s most famous soundtrack composers, has died at the age of 91.

Morricone composed scores for over 400 movies dating back to Italian movies in the 50s. His big break came in 1964 when he was hired by Sergio Leone to create the score for ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ for a very young Clint Eastwood. That led to the Dollars trilogy with ‘For a Few Dollars More’ next in 18965 and ‘The Good, The Bad and the Ugly’ in 1966, all with Eastwood.

Ennio then went on the create ‘Once Upon A Time In The West’ (1968), ‘Violent City’ starring Charles Bronson in 1970, and ‘Queimada’ starring Marlon Brando in 1969.

Quentin Tatantino to a liking to Ennio Morricone sound and started to use him in his movies. Ennio worked on ‘Kill Bill 1 and 2’, ‘Death Proof’ and ‘Django Unchained’ for Tarantino.

In popular culture Morricone influenced Radiohead, Dire Straits, Muse, and Gnarls Barkley. He was awarded an Honorary Academy Award in 2007 but didn’t win his first Oscar until 2016 for ‘The Hateful Eight’.

Ennio won his first Grammy in 1988 for ‘The Untouchables’.

Ennio married Maria Travia in 1956. She is a lyricist to many of his works. The couple lived in Italy. He suffered a fall on 6 July, 2020 and died from the injuries.

Follow Noise11 on Social Media

Noise11 on Instagram

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook

Related Posts

Barrett Strong, Noise11, Photo
Motown Songwriter Barrett Strong Dead at 81

Barrett Strong, the man who gave Motown an early hit with ‘Money (That’s What I Want)’* has died at the age of 81.

5 days ago
Lisa Marie Presley
UPDATE: Lisa Marie Presley Dead at 54 After Suffering Cardiac Arrest

It has now been confirmed that Lisa Marie Presley has died in hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest. More to come

January 13, 2023
Rat Pack Reloaded
The Rat Pack Revisted To Play In Sydney and Melbourne

David Malek, Martin Crewes and Zoy Frangos will perform Rat Pack Reloaded in Melbourne and Sydney over the coming week.

November 9, 2022
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan Pays Tribute To Jerry Lee Lewis

Bob Dylan paid tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis at his show in Nottingham, England this week, performing ‘I Can’t Seem to Say Goodbye’.

November 2, 2022
Jerry Lee Lewis at the 2022 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee Announce on May 17, 2022 at the Country Music Hall of Fame in downtown Nashville.
Jerry Lee Lewis Passes At Age 87 (Official)

The death of Rock and Roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis has been officially announced, following rumours of his passing two days ago.

October 29, 2022
Jerry Lee Lewis
TMZ Incorrectly Kills Off Jerry Lee Lewis

US gossip site TMZ has incorrectly killed off Rock and Roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis.

October 27, 2022
Jerry Lee Lewis
Kris Kristofferson Accepts Jerry Lee Lewis Country Music Hall of Fame Honor

The legend Jerry Lee Lewis has finally been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame but was too ill to accept the award in person.

October 20, 2022