James Horner confirmed dead in small plane crash, agency says



James Horner, the Academy Award-winning composer whose film scores shaped dozens of modern classics including Titanic, Braveheart, Apollo 13, Field of Dreams, Aliens, and Avatar, died in the crash of a single-engine plane he was piloting, his agency confirmed Tuesday.

Authorities found the flaming wreckage of the plane, registered in Horner’s name, on Monday morning. Horner was unaccounted for and presumed to be the pilot, sparking tributes from friends and collaborators like Ron Howard and Celine Dion.

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In a statement to EW, his agency Gorfaine/Schwartz confirmed Horner’s passing. Calls to the agency had not gone through since Monday and emails were not returned. Read more…

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