Italian film composer Ennio Morricone died today. He was 91-years-old. A one-page obituary, written by Morricone, was released by his lawyer. The missive is really a personal letter to his family. He thanked his wife of over sixty years by saying, “to her I renew the extraordinary love that bound us together and that I am sorry to abandon.”
Morricone wrote over 400 film and television scores. His most recognizable works are the soundtracks for Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns starring Clint Eastwood, including "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly". My personal favorite is his emotive score for "The Mission".