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‘Titanic’ and ‘Avatar’ composer James Horner dead after plane crash

‘Titanic’ and ‘Avatar’ composer James Horner dead after plane crash

James Horner

The composer of Titanic, Braveheart, Avatar, and The Amazing Spider-Man has died after a plane crash earlier today.

James Horner, known for writing the famous Celine Dion song for Titanic, was pronounced dead after his plane crashed on Monday. He was not accounted for in the crash, but his assistant later confirmed that the songwriter had passed away. He was 61.

Horner earned two Oscars in his career for his score for Titanic and for best original song for “My Heart Will Go On.” His resume included work on The Rocketeer, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, Aliens, Field of Dreams, Glory, Apollo 13, and A Beautiful Mind.

His last work was on the Jake Gyllenhaal boxing film, Southpaw, which comes out this fall. He was also in pre-production on James Cameron’s two Avatar sequels.