Oscar-winning film composer James Horner, best known for the soundtrack for Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan, Aliens and many other films, has been killed in a plane crash.
Horner, who has composed scores for numerous films including ‘Field of Drams’, ‘Titanic’, ‘Braveheart’ and ‘A beautiful mind’ died Monday when his plane crashed some 60 miles north of Santa Barbara, California. Horner was flying a single-engine S312 Tucano Turboprop which is a two seater aircraft, Horner was the only occupant in the aircraft at the time of the crash. Early reports of the crash said that a plane registered to Horner had gone down in a remote area north of Santa Barbara but the pilot had not been identified.
Horner had been working on composing film scores for movies for over 30th years and his music enhanced many films. He had an impact on films in many different genres including sci-fi, horror, period pieces, thrillers and dramas. He has worked three times with director James Cameron, scoring Aliens, Titanic (for which he won two Oscars) and Avatar.
I find this news saddening; Horner has had a great impact on a lot of films via his music and scores He is one of those composers that has had a lasting impact on film and film fans. His film scores are memorable and his lasting legacy to the world of film and film music won’t soon be forgotten.
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