Ennio Morricone, the Italian composer has died aged 91.
He died at dawn in a Rome hospital after falling and breaking his leg, his lawyer, Giorgio Assumma, said.
He was the composer of the popular movies: The Thing (directed by John Carpenter), Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore), The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo), Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick), The Untouchables (Brian de Palma) and the La Cage aux Folles trilogy (Édouard Molinaro).
Morricone won an Academy Award for his soundtrack for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” in 2016.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte paid tribute to the composer on Monday, writing on Twitter: “We will always remember, with infinite gratitude, the artistic genius of the Maestro #EnnioMorricone.”
“It made us dream, move, reflect, writing memorable notes that will remain unforgettable in the history of music and cinema” he added.