Sad news for Morricone fans. Speculation had been rife that the Italian composer best known for the soundtracks to The Untouchables, Once Upon a Time in America or A Fistful of Dollars, will announce his retirement from music, at age 91, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 16/02/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a composer isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a composer just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Saturday evening, #ThankYouEnnio was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouEnnio.”
— @DesireePlum, 15 Feb 2020
“Didn't Ennio Morricone retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 15 Feb 2020
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