Titanic music composer James Horner dies in plane crash

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James Horner, the Hollywood composer who wrote the background score for the Oscar-winning film hit Titanic, died in a California plane crash. Horner was aged 61.
According to the BBC, Horner, himself a trained pilot, was alone aboard a small private plane which crashed north of Santa Barbara on Monday morning.
The two-time Oscar winner worked on three James Cameron films, as well as A Beautiful Mind, Troy and Apollo 13.
He won one Oscar for the Titanic film score and another for its theme song.

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Horner’s personal assistant, Sylvia Patrycja, wrote on Facebook saying, “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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The musician shared his second Oscar with lyricist Will Jennings for best original song, My Heart Will Go On, sung by Celine Dion.
Horner was nominated for a further eight Oscars, for scores and songs for the films Avatar, House of Sand and Fog, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Braveheart, Field of Dreams, An American Tail and Aliens.

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