“Icons are forever”: music and film giants pay tribute to Ennio Morricone

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: