Film composer James Horner has died in a plane crash at the age of 61.
Film composer James Horner has been confirmed to be dead.
The news of Horner’s death came yesterday following reports that a small plane registered in his name had crashed. Initially, there was no word on whether or not Horner was in the aircraft at the time of the crash. Sadly, his death was later confirmed by his assistant Sylvia Patrycja. “We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart and unbelievable talent,” 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.”
Born in 1953, Horner worked as both a conductor and concert hall composer before moving into the realm of film scoring. After shifting his career in that direction however, he quickly earned renown and would go on to compose music for more than 100 films over the course of his career. Included among these would be blockbusters and classics such as Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Commando, Aliens, The Land Before Time, Field of Dreams, The Rocketeer, Braveheart, Apollo 13, Titanic, Avatar and many more. His work on Titanic would net him an Oscar and his soundtrack for that film would sell more than 27 million copies around the world. Horner leaves behind a wife and two daughters.
Source: Hollywood Reporter