James Horner Dies in Plane Crash


James Horner, the Oscar winning composer of Titanic, has died in a plane crash in California. He was 61 years old.

“We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart and unbelievable talent,” Horner’s assistant Sylvia Patrycja wrote on Facebook on Monday. “He died doing what he loved. Thank you for all your support and love and see you down the road.”

Horner was piloting a small aircraft near Santa Barbara, California when it crashed. The pilot was later identified as the Hollywood composer.

An outpouring of sympathy has flooded the internet in just the few hours since his death was confirmed. Ron Howard, whom he collaborated with on A Beautiful Mind, said his “heart aches”, while former Oscar host Seth MacFarlane “grew up loving his work”.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Brilliant Composer James Horner, friend &amp; collaborator on 7 movies has tragically died in a plane crash. My heart aches for his loved ones.</p>&mdash; Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) <a href=”https://twitter.com/RealRonHoward/status/613197560245809152″>June 23, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Incredibly saddened to hear about the loss of James Horner. I grew up loving his work. He leaves behind a spectacular musical legacy.</p>&mdash; Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) <a href=”https://twitter.com/SethMacFarlane/status/613206906677645313″>June 23, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Horner’s career spanned several decades, winning him two Oscars for his work on Titanic and eight others for films including BraveheartApollo 13 and Avatar.

More details to follow.

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