June 14, 2024

Composer James Horner Killed in plane Crash

Oscar winning composer James Horner was killed on Monday when the small airplane he was piloting crashed into a remote area about 60 miles north of Santa Barbara.

The 61 year old composer scored over 100 films, and brought home two Oscars for the music of Titanic, one of them for Celine Dion’s hit song “My Heart Will Go On,” which he co-wrote with Will Jennings. His other credits include Avatar, Braveheart, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, The Amazing Spider-Man, the The Karate Kid remake, The Perfect Storm, Clear and Present Danger, Honey I Shrunk the Kids and Aliens.

Horner started his career scoring low budget films, like The Lady in Red, and went on to make his mark in the 1980’s with his work on films like Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, 48 Hrs., Cocoon, Willow and Field of Dreams.

The composer received an Oscar nomination and two 1987 Grammys including Song of the Year for “Somewhere Out There,” from the animated film An American Tail. Horner also composed the music for the Michael Jackson Disney attraction film, Captain EO.

Below you can listen just some of the highlights of his amazing career.


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