BY SHAMAN MOMOH
Hollywood composer James Horner has been killed in a plane crash in California, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The news was reportedly confirmed by Horner’s assistant Sylvia Patrycja via a post on social media. A plane registered to Horner had crashed 60 miles north of Santa Barbara, killing the pilot. The plane was a two-seater S-312 Tucano MK1 turbo-prop, but no one else has been reported on board.
Jay Cooper, a lawyer for the Horner family, confirmed that no one has heard from Horner, saying, “if he wasn’t in it, he would have called.”
Horner wrote scores for over 100 films throughout his career, including Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Braveheart, Commando, Field of Dreams, The Land Before Time, Jumanji, Apollo 13, Casper, The Amazing Spider-Man and more.
He won 10 Oscar nominations for his works which also include composing for the two highest-grossing films in history: Avatar and Titanic.