You may not know the name beyond seeing it in the credits of movies, but you sure know his film scores. Titanic. Braveheart. Avatar. Field of Dreams. A Beautiful Mind. Apollo 13. Aliens. All these films and more featured music composed by James Horner.
Horner, 61, died in a plane crash in California on Monday. He was flying his single-engine turbo-prop when something went wrong at around 9:30am local time while he was over the Las Padres National Forest about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles. His two-seater S-312 Tucano MK1 went down hard, spreading debris over at least an acre. The plane exploded on impact, igniting a fire in the surrounding vegetation.