Ennio Morricone, Oscar-winning film composer, dies at 91

He died at dawn into a Rome hospital after falling and breaking his leg, his lawyer Giorgio Assumma said.

Morricone is the best known internationally as the composer behind the instantly recognizable melodies from “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and “Once Upon a Time into the West.”

The Italian composer was famous for the scores of spaghetti Westerns and won an Academy Award for his score for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight.”

Morricone requested a private funeral, Assumma said.