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Composer who wrote My Heart Will Go On dies in a plane crash

James Horner was 61.

Source: TitanicFan/YouTube

OSCAR-WINNING COMPOSER James Horner, who wrote the soundtrack to the film Titanic, has died in a plane crash.

A single-engine plane registered to Horner, who worked on such films as Aliens, Apollo 13 and A Beautiful Mind, crashed yesterday in Southern California.

The pilot was killed and nobody else was onboard.

His assistant Sylvia Patrycja wrote on Facebook:

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.

Source: nathanrossmusic/YouTube

The plane was an S-312 Tucano MK1 turbo-prop with two seats, said Ian Gregor, spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

Crews extinguished a fire that erupted in vegetation surrounding the remote crash site, about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

Fatal Plane Crash Scattered debris remains on the ground following the plane crash which killed James Horner. Source: Apexchange

Horner had been nominated for 10 Academy Awards, winning two for 1997′s best picture, “Titanic.” He composed the film’s score and its enduring theme song, “My Heart Will Go On,” sung by Celine Dion.

He also wrote Somewhere Out There from the animated film An American Tail.

With reporting from Associated Press

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