Oscar-Winning Film Composer Ennio Morricone Dies at 91


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Italian composer Ennio Morricone arrives on the 79th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, on Feb. 25, 2007. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

ROME—Ennio Morricone, the Italian composer whose haunting scores to Spaghetti Westerns like “A Fistful of Dollars” and “The Good, the Dangerous and the Ugly” helped outline a cinematic period, has died Italian information agency ANSA stated on Monday. He was 91.

Ansa stated Morricone had broken his femur some days ago and died through the night time in a clinic in Rome.

Born in Rome in 1928, Morricone wrote scores for some 400 movies however his identify was most intently linked with the director Sergio Leone with whom he labored on the now-classic Spaghetti Westerns as well as “Once Upon a Time in America.”

Morricone labored in virtually all film genres—from horror to comedy—and a few of his melodies are maybe extra famous than the films he wrote them for.