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23rd Jun 2015

Oscar Winning ‘Titanic’ Composer James Horner Has Died At The Age Of 61

The incident took place on Monday.

Oscar-winning Titanic composer James Horner has reportedly died after a single-engine plane registered in his name crashed in South California.

According to reports, the news was said to have been confirmed by his assistant Sylivia Patrycja on Facebook earlier this morning.

“We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart, and unbelievable talent,” she wrote.

“He died doing what he loved. Thank you for all your support and love and see you down the road. Love Sylivia.”

He was 61 years of age.

The crash occurred at approximately 9.30am on Monday morning near Los Padres National Forest.

The 61-year-old won two Oscars in 1997 for composing the score for Titanic and its theme song, My Heart Will Go On.

He also won two Grammys and two Golden Globes for his work on the film.

55TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Golden Globe winner for best Original Score "Titanic" James Horner in the photo room during the 55th Annual Golden Globes Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 18, 1998  (Photo by Fitzroy Barrett/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
James Horner pictured at the Golden Globes in 1998.

He has been nominated for 10 Oscars in total for his work on Braveheart, A Beautiful Mind, Avatar and Alien to name but a few.

Tributes have been pouring in for the talented composer online.