Italian composer Ennio Morricone, known worldwide for his film scores, died in Rome overnight Sunday to Monday, Italian media reports said. Ennio Morricone, 91, an Oscar winner in 2016, died in a clinic in the Italian capital where he was hospitalized following a fall that caused a fracture of the femur, according to the same source. Ennio Morricone “died at the dawn of July 6 with the comfort of faith,” said a press release from lawyer and family friend Giorgio Assuma. closevolume_off

He remained “fully lucid and of great dignity until the last moment,” the statement said. “Farewell maestro and thank you for the emotions you offered us”, reacted on Twitter Roberto Speranza, Minister of Health. 

The Italian “maestro” has created more than 500 music for the cinema, with melodies as legendary as that of the film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly  (1966) or  Once Upon a Time in America  (1984).