Prominent Composer James Horner Dies In Plane Crash

Prominent Composer James Horner Dies In Plane Crash
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James Horner, well-known composer of “Titanic” and “Avatar,” died on Monday in a place crash. The plane was registered to the composer himself, and it is assumed he died in the crash.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sylvia Patrycja, his assistant, confirmed the news. Patrycja wrote on Facebook, “We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart and unbelievable talent.” She also wrote, “He died doing what he loved. Thank you for all your support and love and see you down the road.”

The plane crashed near Santa Barbara, Calif, and it is not clear if Horner was flying the plane at the time of the crash. There was only one person in the two-seater plane and the pilot was killed when the plane was destroyed in the crash. Sources confirmed that it was James Horner who was flying it around 9.30 a.m. Monday.

Horner, 61, went missing from Monday morning and thus it is assumed that the unidentified pilot is him. The report of USA Today suggests that Santa Barbara County Fire responded to a call on Monday morning and the area was 60 miles north from Santa Barbara where the plane crashed.

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James Horner had written many scores. My Heart Will Go On is the most prominent one of them. In fact, he received two Oscars in 1998. He was nominated nine times for the Oscar