Ennio Morricone dies at the age of 91

Maestro Ennio Morricone has died today, July 6, 2020, in a clinic in Rome. According to official sources, Morricone fell at his home a few days ago, and had to be hospitalized.

 

The family has released a statement through their friend and lawyer, Giorgio Assuma, where they say that:

‘Ennio Morricone died at dawn on July 6 in Rome with the comfort of faith. He has preserved full lucidity and great dignity to the last moment. He greeted his beloved wife Maria, who accompanied him with dedication in every moment of his human and professional life and was close to him until the last breath, and thanked his children and grandchildren for the love and care they gave him. He dedicated a moving memory to his audience from whose affectionate support he has always drawn the strength of his creativity.

The funeral will be held in private form, in respect of the feeling of humility that has always inspired the acts of his existence.’

 

Recently Morricone had been awarded together with John Williams with the Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts 2020 (read more).

 

Thank you very much maestro for your music. Farewell!

 

(November 10, 1928 – July 6, 2020)

 

SoundTrackFest had the opportunity to attend several of his concerts in the last years, and here you can find some articles of those concerts, to remember the great legacy of Maestro Ennio Morricone.

Ennio Morricone – Madrid 2019 (8/5/2019 – by Rafa Melgar)

https://soundtrackfest.com/en/articles/ennio-morricone-madrid-2019-concert-summary/

 

Ennio Morricone – Bilbao 2019 (4/5/2019 – by Carmen Ruiz & Felipe Múgica)

https://soundtrackfest.com/en/articles/ennio-morricone-bilbao-2019-concert-summary/

 

Ennio Morricone – Prague 2018 (14/7/2018 – by Jorge Ortiz)

https://soundtrackfest.com/en/articles/ennio-morricone-prague-2018-prague-proms/

 

Ennio Morricone – Rome 2018 (16/6/2018 – by Gorka Oteiza)

https://soundtrackfest.com/en/articles/ennio-morricone-rome-2018-the-60-years-of-music-tour/

 

Ennio Morricone – Turin 2018 (4/3/2018 – by Gorka Oteiza)

https://soundtrackfest.com/en/articles/ennio-morricone-turin-2018-the-60-years-of-music-tour-en/

 

Ennio Morricone – Antwerp 2016 (20/2/2016 – by Gorka Oteiza)

https://soundtrackfest.com/en/articles/ennio-morricone-the-60-years-of-music-tour-2016/