Life is so fleeting, isn’t it? My heart broke into little pieces when I read of the untimely and tragic death of prolific film composer, 61-year old James Horner. He died in a plane crash on Monday, June 22nd, near Santa Barbara. He was the sole passenger on his privately – owned plane.
James Horner left behind a prolific legacy of music. He was the genius behind the musical scores of numerous films such as “Braveheart”, “Titanic”, and “A Beautiful Mind”.
Here is a glimpse into his phenomenal career, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter:
“James Horner, the consummate film composer known for his heart-tugging scores for Field of Dreams, Braveheart and Titanic, for which he won two Academy Awards, died Monday in a plane crash near Santa Barbara. He was 61.
His death was confirmed by Sylvia Patrycja, who is identified on Horner’s film music page as his assistant.
“We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart and unbelievable talent,” Patrycja wrote on Facebook on Monday. “He died doing what he loved. Thank you for all your support and love and see you down the road.”
Horner was piloting the small aircraft when it crashed into a remote area about 60 miles north of Santa Barbara, officials said.”
This is unbearably sad news. By all reports, he was an incredibly kind and gifted man who created indelible musical memories for the public. I am sure his gift of music will be dearly missed by the music industry and by fans around the world.
Mr. Horner’s Wikipedia Page has a wealth of information on his illustrious career. What a gift he was to the magic and film industry!
I also found a beautiful album on iTunes celebrating the remarkable film music of James Horner. What a great keepsake!
On behalf of the entire MCL Community, I would like to express my heartfelt condolences and prayers to Mr. Horner’s family and friends. R.I.P. James Horner.