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R.I.P. Riz Ortolani

January 23, 2014

Oh man, today’s a sad day for all fans of Italian genre films. The word just started spreading on Facebook with this Italian article being shared, and now it has been confirmed by Bloody Disgusting.com that composer Riz Ortolani passed away in Rome at the age of 87.

With a most impressive list of credits to his name, genre fans will probably remember him for composing the score for Ruggero Deodato‘s infamous Cannibal Holocaust. R.I.P.

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