Maestro Ennio Morricone, one of the greatest composers of all times, died in Italy at 91. The author of more than 700 original soundtracks - Once upon a time in America, The Hateful Eight, For a Few Dollars More, Cinema Paradiso, Bugsy, The Untouchables, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and many more - Morricone won two Academy Awards, one Afi, four Grammy Awards, six Bafta Awards and three Golden Globes, making him one of the most acclaimed artist ever.
His good friend, the living legend Tony Renis, who wrote with Morricone and Mogol the successful song E più ti penso - inspired by Once Upon a Time in America's soundtrack - later sang by Andrea Bocelli and Ariana Grande, mourns the "Maestro" and says "he's missing him already".
"In the day of Ennio's death" remarks Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe winner Renis, "thinking about him and our wonderful friendship, the lyrics of our song E più ti penso light the corners of my mind, and I can't stop singing it to celebrate our bond and his inspirational talent. He was like family for me".