Composer James Horner

RIP: James Horner

Titanic composer dies in plane crash

Sad news from Southern California: the Oscar-winning composer James Horner died in a plane crash on June 22, 2015.  Horner was the composer of several major movies, notably “A Beautiful Mind”, “Troy”, “Avatar” and “Apollo 13”.  Horner’s soundtrack to the James Cameron movie “Titanic” earned him two Oscars, for the soundtrack and for best song. It also earned him two Grammys and two Golden Globes.

The 61 year-old was flying one of his light planes when it crashed in the early morning. There were no other casualties.  His assistant Sylvia Patrycja commented: “We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart, and unbelievable talent.”

Horner was working on the score to the two sequels that have been planned to Avatar. His next film to be released will be “Southpaw”, a boxing drama starring Jake Gyllenhall and Rachel McAdams. Other projects include “The 33”, a film based on the 2010 Chilean mining disaster, that will be in released in November.