The composers behind the most iconic movie soundtracks

Prolific Italian composer Ennio Morricone has passed away at 91

Stars Insider

06/07/20 | StarsInsider

MUSIC Film soundtracks

Ennio Morricone, the Oscar-winning Italian composer well-known for his compelling scores that brought temperatures to a boil in Sergio Leone's spaghetti Westerns, has passed away. He was 91, and died in Rome following complications from a fall in which he broke his femur. The cinematic world remembers the composer, known as "The Maestro," who scored over 500 films, including 'Days of Heaven,' 'The Mission,' 'Cinema Paradiso,' and 'The Hateful Eight,' the last of which earned him his Oscar.

Some of the most memorable movies have been cemented into our minds with the help of a sensational soundtrack, but the names of those responsible for composing some of the most popular, recognized, and critically acclaimed film music often go unsung. 

Browse the gallery and find out whose work you've been whistling. 

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