Oscar Award Winning Composer’s Plane Crashed in SoCal

Posted on Jun 23 2015 - 3:02pm by KatieJoy

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Earlier today, Oscar-winning composer James Horner crashed his plane in Southern California. Mr. Horner was piloting the flight and was transporting one passenger. Both are presumed dead.

“It was his plane, and if he wasn’t in it, he would’ve called,” Jay Cooper, a lawyer for Mr. Horner, told The Associated Press on Monday.

Mr. Horner, 61, is one of Hollywood’s best-known composers. He frequently worked with the director James Cameron, won two Oscars for “Titanic” and composed for “Apollo 13,” “Braveheart” and “Avatar.” He also won six Grammy Awards, including two for the song “My Heart Will Go On” from “Titanic.”

The crash occurred about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles. A public information officer for the Santa Barbara County Fire Department said that the crash was near the Santa Barbara-Ventura County line.

After the crash, a woman reported to be Mr. Horner’s assistant, Sylvia Patrycja, posted on Facebook:

“We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart and unbelievable talent. He died doing what he loved.”

Others who knew him began to leave messages on social media:

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Mr. Horner was born on Aug. 14, 1953, in Los Angeles.