‘Titanic’ composer James Horner dies in plane crash

The world-renowned film composer earned 10 Oscar nominations

Composer James Horner at 20th Century Fox Los Angeles Premiere of 'Avatar' on December 16, 2009 at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision/AP Images)
Composer James Horner at 20th Century Fox Los Angeles Premiere of 'Avatar' on December 16, 2009 at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision/AP Images)

VENTURA CO., Calif. (KOIN) — Two-time Oscar winning film composer James Horner died Monday morning in a California plane crash, the Hollywood Reporter confirmed.

The 61-year-old was known for his scores from the films Titanic, Braveheart, Field of Dreams, and many more.

His assistant Sylvia Patrycja confirmed his death on Facebook.

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

Horner was reportedly flying a small plane when it crashed in a remote area about 60 miles north of Santa Barbara, California, officials said. The plane was registered in Horner’s name. He was the only person on board the plane when it crashed.

The world-renowned film composer earned 10 Oscar nominations. He has 3 films coming out soon.

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