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'Titanic' Composer James Horner Dies In Plane Crash At 61

It is a sad day for all the music lovers who have lived for years listening to the heart-touching Titanic songs. After an attorney for the music composer said that Horner is missing after a small plane was registered in his name crashed in Southern California, news has come in that the Academy Award winner has died along with the pilot in North of Santa Barbara.

The 61-year-old won two Oscars in 1998, Best Original Dramatic Score for Titanic and Best Original Song (with Will Jennings) for writing the film's instant-classic theme, "My Heart Will Go On." Lawyer Jay Cooper said that Horner owns five aircraft, including two helicopters. The crash of the S312 Tucano also sparked a 1-acre brush fire, according to Los Angeles' CBS 2 News.

The circumstances surrounding the crash are being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

'Titanic' Composer James Horner Dies In Plane Crash At 61

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James Horner also composed music for blockbuster movies like 'Avatar,' 'Braveheart,' 'Apollo 13' and 'A Beautiful Mind,' to name a few.

The American music composer was one of the most popular film composers of the last 30 years and has scored more than 100 films!

Born Aug. 14, 1953 in Los Angeles, the son of production designer Harry Horner started his career with AFI shorts and low-budget Roger Corman films including "The Lady in Red."

Horner won Grammys including one for instrumental composition for 1989's "Glory" and three for "Titanic" including Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

James Horner also swept eight other Oscar nominations, including seven for "Aliens," "Field of Dreams," "Apollo 13," "Braveheart," "A Beautiful Mind," "House of Sand and Fog" and "Avatar."

Our hearts go out to the family of James Horner.

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