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.
Brilliant Composer James Horner, friend & collaborator on 7 movies has tragically died in a plane crash. My heart aches for his loved ones.
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) June 23, 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 Titanic, Braveheart, 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.