Film composer James Horner, best known for his work in "Titanic", "Braveheart", "A beautiful Mind", "Avatar" and the first two "Star Trek" movies has been missing since an aircraft he owns crashed in the Los Padres National Forest in southern California. One death has been confirmed so far, that of the pilot.
Although many news sites did not confirm whether the man piloting the plane was the Academy Award winner, The Hollywood Reporter stated that according to Horner's assistance Sylvia Prtycja, he has died in the crash. Horner, 61, was the single occupant in the aircraft.
Sylvia wrote on Facebook: "We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart and unbelievable talent [who] died doing what he loved."
Having composed music for over 100 films, Horner has been a recipient of two Academy Awards, two Golden Globes, three Satellite Awards and three Saturn awards. Celine Dion, who sang "My Heart Will Go On", composed by Horner wrote, "Rene and I are deeply saddened by the tragic death of James Horner. He will always remain a great composer in our hearts. James played an important part in my career. We will miss him. We offer his family and friends our deepest sympathy."
He has also been great influence on many popular singers of our generation, like Josh Groban, who expressed his deep sadness in a touching tweet:
— josh groban (@joshgroban) June 23, 2015
Here are the scores, that got him Grammys six times:
- 1988: "Somewhere Out There" (An American Tail) - Song of The Year
- 1988: "Somewhere Out There" (An American Tail) - Best Song Written specifically For a Motion Picture or Television
- 1991: "Glory" - Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
- 1999: "My Heart Will Go On" (Titanic) - Record of The Year
- 1999: "My Heart Will Go On" (Titanic) - Song of The Year
- 1999: "My Heart Will Go On" (Titanic) - Best Song Written For A Motion Picture or for Television