‘Titanic’ Composer James Horner Killed in Plane Crash

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Songwriters Will Jennings (R) and James Horner (L) pose with their Grammy for Song of the Year for the "Titanic" movie theme song "My Heart Will Go On" sung by Celine Dion at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles 24 February. (Courtesy: Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)


A single-engine plane registered to Oscar-winning composer James Horner has crashed in Southern California, killing him.

Ventura County fire spokesman Mike Lindbery says the crash happened around 9:30 a.m. Monday in the Los Padres National Forest.

The pilot, later identified as Horner, was killed. No one else was on board.

Jay Cooper, an attorney for Horner, says the plane was one of several owned by the 61-year-old composer.

Horner won two Oscars for his work on the 1997 film “Titanic.”

The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane was an S-312 Tucano MK1 turbo-prop with two seats.

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