Ennio Morricone, Oscar-winning and critically acclaimed composer, has died aged 91
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“I, Ennio Morricone, have died” – Oscar-winning composer writes his own obituary

Ennio Morricone, the Oscar-winning and hugely celebrated composer, has passed away at the age of 91.

Morricone, the famed Italian composer, orchestrator and conductor, died in the early hours of Monday morning. It was confirmed that he passed away Rome clinic, a location he was transported to taken following a fall that resulted in a hip fracture.

News of Morricone’s death was confirmed by his lawyer, Giorgio Asumma, who alerted told Italian news agency ANSA.

Now, it has been reported that the brilliant musician penned his own obituary shortly before he passed away. “I, Ennio Morricone, have died,” it begins.

“I’m announcing my death to all my friends that have always been close to me and to those who I haven’t seen for a while. I salute them with great affection. Impossible to name all of them. I do want to dedicate a special mention though, to Peppuccio and Roberta, brotherly friends, extremely present in these last days of our life.”

It adds: “An intense, full and profound goodbye goes to my children Marco Alessandra, Andrea and Giovanni, my daughter in law Monica, my grandchildren Francesca, Valentina, Francesco and Luca.

“Last, but not least, Maria to whom I renew the extraordinary love that has kept us together and that I really regret leaving. I send my most painful farewell to her.” 

Read the full obituary, below.

“I, Ennio Morricone, have died.

I’m announcing my death to all my friends that have always been close to me and to those who I haven’t seen for a while. I salute them with great affection. Impossible to name all of them.

“I do want to dedicate a special mention though, to Peppuccio and Roberta, brotherly friends, extremely present in these last days of our life.

“There is only one reason that pushes me to send my farewell to all of you in this way, and for which I’ve decided to have a private funeral: I do not want to disturb.

“I say goodbye with great affection to Ines, Laura, Sara, Enzo and Norbert, thanking them for having shared with my family and me a big part of my life. 

“I want to remember with love, my sisters Adriana, Maria and Franca and their loved ones and let them know how much I’ve loved them.

“An intense, full and profound goodbye goes to my children Marco Alessandra, Andrea and Giovanni, my daughter in law Monica, my grandchildren Francesca, Valentina, Francesco and Luca.

“I hope they will understand how much I’ve loved them.

“Last, but not least, Maria to whom I renew the extraordinary love that has kept us together and that I really regret leaving.

“I send my most painful farewell to her.” 

Via: Wanted In Rome

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