James Horner, the Academy Award-winning composer, has passed away.
The 61-year-old Titanic music man perished yesterday, in a plane crash near Santa Barbara, Calif. He was flying alone at the time of the accident.
The prolific artist – his IMDb lists 156 credits as a composer – reportedly was working again with James Cameron (whose tribute to his colleague you can read here), on the director’s sequels to Avatar before his untimely death.
Horner’s work will next be heard in next month’s Southpaw.
Update 1: Click here for remembrances from the likes of Celine Dion, Ron Howard, Diane Warren, Russell Crowe, and OneRepublic, among others.
Update 2: So for whatever reason, Horner’s death wasn’t confirmed until early evening today.