'Titanic' Composer James Horner Dies In Plane Crash

James Horner

The Oscar-winning songwriter died in a California aged 61 after his private plane crashed north of Santa Barbara...

James Horner was a trained pilot and was reportedly alone on the small plane when it went down on Monday (22nd June) morning. 

The Hollywood composer worked on blockbusters such as 'A Beautiful Mind', 'Troy', 'Avatar', 'Apollo 13', 'Braveheart' and won two Oscars for his 'Titanic' film score and theme song.

The plane crash left an impact crater and started a brush fire that had to be put out by firefighters, local fire authorities said.

James Horner conducting

Horner's personal assistant, Sylvia Patrycja, took to Facebook saying: "We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart, and unbelievable talent. He died doing what he loved. Thank you for all your support and love and see you down the road."

Many celebrities including actor and film director, Ron Howard and 'A Beautiful Mind' star, Russell Crowe have paid tribute to the musician on Twitter...