June 23, 2015:Â James Horner, one of Hollywood’s greatest and most prolific film composers, died in a plane crash near about 60 miles north of Santa Barbara, California. The American composer best known for his work onÂ Titanic, has died at the age of 61.
His death was later confirmed by his assistant Sylvia Patrycja.
“We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart and unbelievable talent. He died doing what he loved. Thank you for all your support and love and see you down the road.â€ written by Patriycja on facebook.
The cause of the crashÂ is still being investigated by authorities from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.
Horner was born in Los Angeles and had an interest in music and film from his early age. He acquired his bachelorâ€™s degree in music from the University of Southern California, and later obtained a masterâ€™s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.
He won two Oscars for work on the 1998 for James Cameronâ€™s blockbuster “Titanic,” one for scoring and one for co-writing the song “My Heart Will Go On.”
Horner has earned total of 10 Oscars nominations for his work which entitles; “An American Tail,” “Aliens,” “Field of Dreams,” “Braveheart,” “Apollo 13,” “Titanic,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “House of Sand and Fog” and “Avatar.”
His other works in the past decades are the following films:
“Willow,” “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,” “Sneakers,” “Hocus Pocus,” “Legends of the Fall,” “The Mask of Zorro,” “The Perfect Storm,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “Troy,” “The New World,” “Apocalypto,” “Avatar,” “The Amazing Spider-Man” and this year’s “Southpaw.”