Ennio Morricone was an Italian composer whose movie theme tunes are cemented in the brains of fans. He wrote the iconic music for The Good, The Bad And The Ugly along with a huge number of other Westerns. It was revealed today (July 6) the composer had died – but what was the cause of death?
The Italian composer was 91-years-old when he died, as was revealed by his lawyer
It has been reported the veteran composer died after “a fall,” but this has not yet been confirmed by those close to him or a coroner’s report.
The composer is best known for his work in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, but he inspired a huge number of other composers and directors, with Quentin Tarantino citing him among his inspirations.
The pair had a tricky relationship, with the composer once being quoted as calling Tarantino “a cretin,” though this was quickly debunked when Playboy magazine admitted to “incorrectly” producing the quote.
Despite this the composer worked with Tarantino on his movie The Hateful Eight, which was his first Western in around 35 years.