According to the message, Morricone died due to the aftermaths of an injury to his hip, as he broke his hip bone several days ago. He was 91.
Ennio Morricone is among the most famous and all-time favorite composers of modern times, widely known for his pieces for cinema and TV series released in the U.S., Italy, Spain, France, Germany and Russia.
He was nominated for Oscar six times. In 2007, he won this prize - for his outstanding contribution into cinema. In 2016, he won another Oscar for his score in the Hateful Eight film. In 1988, he scored a Grammy for the score in The Untouchables. The Italian composer himself played in cinema twice in his career, and in 1995, they shot a documentary about him.
Morricone's enormous music heritage includes works for 400 films and TV series. Since the mid-1980s, Metallica have been opening their concerts with The Ecstasy Of Gold from classic Western movie called The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.