Oscar-winning 'Titanic' composer, dies in plane crash

James Horner, serving the world of music since 1978, dishing died in a plane crash at the age of 61, on Monday. His most famous score was likely the megahit Titanic, but he will also be remembered for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Aliens, An American Tail, Apollo 13, Avatar and The Amazing Spider-Man.

Horner was born in 1953 in Los Angeles, California. He began playing piano at age five, spending much of his childhood studying at the Royal College of Music in London.

orner passed away when a plane he was piloting crashed 60 miles north of Santa Barbara. His death was confirmed by his assistant, Sylvia Patrycja, who wrote on Facebook:

“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.”

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