‘Titanic’composer James Horner died (August 14, 1953 – June 22, 2015)
‘Titanic’ composer James Horner died in plane crash (August 14, 1953 – June 22, 2015). Titanic composer died when his plane crashed in Southern California, his agents confirmed Tuesday. Agents Michael Gorfaine and Sam Schwartz issued a statement saying Horner had died, although official confirmation could take several days while the Ventura County coroner works to identify the remains of the pilot, who was the only person on board. His work was nominated for 10 Academy Awards. He won two for 1997’s best picture, “Titanic,” for the movie score and its enduring theme song, “My Heart Will Go On,” sung by Celine Dion. It became a best-seller. He has been nominated for 10 Academy Awards honoring his work on “Alien,” ”Apollo 13,” ”Field of Dreams,” ”Braveheart,” ”A Beautiful Mind,” ”House of Sand and Fog” and “Avatar,” and for his original song, “Somewhere Out There,” from “An American Tail.”
“We will always remember his kindness and great talent that changed my career,” Dion said in a statement on her website.
“The ‘Avatar’ community has lost one of our great creative lights with the passing of James Horner,” James Cameron and Jon Landau, who respectively directed and produced “Avatar,” said in a statement. “James’ music was the air under the banshees’ wings, the ancient song of the forest, and the heartbeat of Eywa. We have lost not only a great team-mate and collaborator, but a good friend. James’ music affected the heart because his heart was so big.”