Washington, June 23: Oscar winning music composer James Horner lost his life tragically. The composer of heart-warming pieces in the 'Field of Dreams', 'Braveheart' and 'Titanic', Horner lost his life in a plane crash near Santa Barbara on Monday. He was 61.
The incident was confirmed by Sylvia Patrycja, his assistant. She wrote in a Facebook post,"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."
It is said that the composer was flying a small plane, but it took some time to recognise him as the pilot as it crashed into a remote area, 60 miles north of Santa Barbara.
The much-heard of score 'My Heart witll Go On" in the film Titanic (directed by James Cameron) won him an Oscar for original dramatic score, and he nabbed another Academy Award for original song for the same score.
In an earlier interview with a leading broadcaster, he explained the truth behind his soulful musical compositions. He said:
"My job is to make sure at every turn of the film it's something the audience can feel with their heart. When we lose a character, when somebody wins, when somebody loses, when someone disappears - at all times I'm keeping track, constantly, of what the heart is supposed to be feeling. That is my primary role."
His long list of super hits include musical scores for The Lady in Red (1979), Wolfen (1981), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1983), Red Heat (1988), Glory (1989), The Rocketeer (1991), Patriot Games (1992), Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993), Jumanji (1995), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Troy (2004) and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).