James Horner, the Academy Award-winning composer who worked on the soundtracks for films like Titanic, Bravehart, and Field of Dreams, has died at the age of 61.
Horner was killed after the small aircraft he was piloting crashed near Santa Barbara yesterday.
His assistant Sylvia Patrycja has confirmed his death.
“We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart and unbelievable talent,” she wrote on Facebook. “He died doing what he loved. Thank you for all your support and love and see you down the road.”
Horner won the Oscar for best original dramatic score in 1997, for the best picture winner Titanic. He also won the award for original song for the hit My Heart Will Go On, performed by Celine Dion. The soundtrack for the film sold a massive 27 million copies.
Other films Horner worked on include two Star Trek movies, Apollo 13 and A Beautiful Mind.
Source: The Hollywood reporter.