The entertainment industry is losing great artist day by day. Today, we lost the Legendary Italian Composer Ennio Morricone at the age of 91. Last week, he suffered a hip fracture due to falling which increased his health complications.
Morricone is known as the greatest composer of all time. He captured generations of movie buffs and music experts with his iconic scores in both Italian films like ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’, For a Few Dollars More, A Fistful of Dollars, Once Upon a Time in the West,, The Big Gundown and My Name is Nobody as also Hollywood movie such as The Untouchables, The Thing, The Mission and Once Upon a Time in America.
Mourning his loss, India’s greatest film composer took to Twitter to pay his tribute.
Only a composer like #EnnioMorricone could bring the beauty, culture and the lingering romance of Italy to your senses in the pre-virtual reality and pre-internet era… All we can do is celebrate the master’s work and learn!
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) July 6, 2020
Farhan Akhtar, on the other hand, who is known to be have vast knowledge of cinema also paid his tribute.
RIP #EnnioMorricone ❤️
Thank you for the music. Sharing one of my favourites from a very long list of incredible film scores that have made so many movies memorable.
This one is from ‘The Mission’ https://t.co/aVPJDMBKy3
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) July 6, 2020
While Randeep Hooda posted a scene from The Good The Bad and The Ugly in which Morricone added his musical touch. He tweeted :
And he rides off into the sunset .. I bet it was a great tune he was humming .. Rest in peace #EnnioMorricone you’ve left us some the most iconic of music pieces for us to whistle on to 🙏🏽 this one is from #TheGoodTheBadandTheUgly enjoy and say a little prayer of gratitude 🤠 pic.twitter.com/DRvkhodPm1
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) July 6, 2020
It is said that music composers are the back bone of film industry. So when we lose one great artist, we lose out on the future extraordinary work they had to offer.
Morricone won the Oscar for Best Original Score in 2016 for The Hateful Eight. He was also nominated for his work on Days of Heaven, The Mission, The Untouchables, Bugsy and Malena. Morricone has scored more than 500 films and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.