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Oscar-Winning Composer James Horner Dies

James Horner has died, aged 61.

The composer, who won two Oscars for his work, died following a crash in a private plane near Santa Barbara.

His assistant Sylvia Patrycja confirmed the news via Facebook, while longtime collaborator Ron Howard paid tribute on his Twitter account.

A great tragedy has struck my family today, and I will not be around for a while. I would like some privacy and time to…

Posted by Sylvia Patrycja on Monday, 22 June 2015

The Santa Barbara Fire Department responded to an emergency call on Monday morning following the crash in the Los Padres national forest.

Among many things, Horner worked on the scores for TitanicBraveheart, Apollo 13, Jumanji, The Amazing Spider-Man and Avatar. He was also working on Avatar 2 and 3 with James Cameron.

His two Oscars came from his work on Titanic in 1997.

 

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