Italian soundtrack legend Riz Ortolani, dies at 87
Worked with Tarantino, Zeffirelli, De Sica24 January, 12:06
Ortolani worked with most of Italy's biggest directors, like four-time Oscar-winner Vittorio De Sica, who directed Bicycle Thieves in 1948, comedy director Dino Risi, neorealist director Damiano Damiani and Franco Zeffirelli.
Ortolani's music recently dramatized American director Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds (2009), starring Brad Pitt, and Django Unchained (2012) with Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Ortolani died on Thursday from complications of bronchitis.
He was just shy of celebrating his 50th wedding anniversary with his wife Katyna, and is also survived by two children, Rizia and Enrico. Ortolani's funeral will be held in Rome on Saturday.