Incredibly sad news. James Horner, composer of such greats as Apollo 13, Titanic and A Beautiful Mind has died in a plane crash aged 61.
James Horner who was a trained pilot had been flying a private plane alone which sadly crashed north of Santa Barbara on Monday morning.
James Horner was an incredible soundtrack composer winning two Oscars (Titanic) and was the composer of choice for James Cameron.
James Horner's personal assistant, Sylvia Patrycja, wrote on Facebook on Monday: "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."
Actor and director Ron Howard tweeted: "Brilliant Composer James Horner, friend & collaborator on 7 movies has tragically died in a plane crash. My heart aches for his loved ones."
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