Hollywood and moviegoers around the world lost a great composer yesterday as it has been confirmed that James Horner, composer of scores for Titanic, Braveheart, Avatar, and others, died in a plane crash near Santa Barbara, California. According to officials, Horner was piloting a small aircraft he owned when it went down north of Santa Barbara.
His death was confirmed by his assistant, Sylvia Patrycja, on Facebook.
IMDB credits the 61 year old Horner with over 150 composer and 95 soundtrack credits for films ranging from the likes of An American Tail and The Land Before Time to Titanic (for which he won two Academy Awards for original dramatic score and original song), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, Aliens, the upcoming Southpaw, and many more. If you’ve ever watched a movie, there’s a great chance that more than a few of them featured the music of Horner.
James Horner’s first feature film score was back in 1978 for a film called The Watcher, and his last set of films featuring his music are the upcoming Southpaw, Wolf Totem, and The 33 – all due out later this year.
Movies won’t be the same without the music of Horner, and it will a big void for other top Hollywood composers to fill.Source: The Hollywood Reporter