Stelvio Cipriani, composer of over 200 film scores, passed away today at age 81 in Rome, Italy.

The composer's credits include such (mostly Italian) cult classics as Tentacles, Nightmare City, Rabid Dogs, A Bay of Blood, Bloodstained Shadow, What Have They Done to Your Daughters?, The Bermuda Triangle, Death Walks on High Heels, among many others. His theme for the Italian film The Great Kidnapping was reused by the composer in 1977 for his score to Tentacles, and became popular again in 2007 when it was featured in Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof.