Tuesday, June 23, 2015

James Horner Died Yesterday

James Horner, who wrote music for over 100 movies, died yesterday in Los Padres National Forest in California when the plane he was piloting crashed.  Horner was 61.

Horner composed music for movies such as Titanic, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind , AvatarField of Dreams, The Lady In Red, Patriot GamesStar Trek II:  The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III:  The Search for Spock, and Aliens just to name a few.  Horner won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, shared with lyricist Will Jennings, for "My Heart Will Go On", and another Oscar for Original Dramatic Score.

Horner also wrote the songs "Somewhere Out There" for Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram and "Where Are You, Christmas?" for Faith Hill.

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