Legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone died yesterday, aged 91. In light of his passing, a number of film and music giants, including Massive Attack, Edgar Wright, Geoff Barrow, Antonio Banderas, and Hans Zimmer, have paid tribute to the Oscar-winning creator.
Morricone is known for his genre-defying work in iconic films like A Fistful of Dollars, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Ecstasy of Gold, and Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight.
A number of music and film giants have paid tribute to legendary Italian film composer Ennio Morricone after news of his passing.
As a composer, Morricone has sculpted a place in history with his catalogue of genre-spanning scores for over 500 films, earning him numerous awards as well as a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Morricone won the Oscar for Best Original Score in 2016 for The Hateful Eight and was also nominated for his work on Days of Heaven, The Mission, The Untouchables, Bugsy, and Malena.
After his death was announced on Monday morning, tributes remembering Morricone’s musical genius have flooded the internet. Iconic German film composer Hans Zimmer was among those remembering him, telling BBC Breakfast that Morricone was “one of a kind” and that “Ennio was an icon and icons just don’t go away, icons are forever”.
Check out some of the other tributes below:
Addio Ennio – geniale compositore. https://t.co/mbDgF3XdXa
— Massive Attack (@MassiveAttackUK) July 6, 2020
Where to even begin with iconic composer Ennio Morricone? He could make an average movie into a must see, a good movie into art, and a great movie into legend. He hasn't been off my stereo my entire life. What a legacy of work he leaves behind. RIP. https://t.co/qZX6qE10ke
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) July 6, 2020
The Greatest ever film composer. pic.twitter.com/6IxCYuJWlH
— Geoff Barrow (@jetfury) July 6, 2020
— Antonio Banderas (@antoniobanderas) July 6, 2020
"I saw with great sadness that one of my musical heroes, Ennio Morricone has passed away today. His music introduced me to albums and the first album I ever bought was one of his. He made beautiful emotional music and was the master of melody."
– Bernard Sumner pic.twitter.com/yBBK5GYDLe
— New Order (@neworder) July 6, 2020
RIP Ennio Morricone 🥺💙 https://t.co/DBBhIMAWqj
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) July 6, 2020