James Horner, the two-time Oscar-winning composer, died on 23 June 2015 in a plane crash in California, United States. He was 61. He was an accomplished concert hall composer and later he moved into writing film scores.
His first major movie score was in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) film. He had also composed for the Avatar and Titanic, both are highest-grossing films of all time. Till date, he has 95 soundtrack and 158 composes to his credits which includes music of over 100 films.
He was recognised for his work on two other Best Pictures- Braveheart and A Beautiful Mind. He also received nominations for An American Tail, Field of Dreams, Apollo 13 and House of Sand and Fog.
In 1997, Horner won two Oscars (Academy Awards) for Best Original Score and along with Best Original Song for My Heart Will Go On in the biggest Hollywood hit movie Titanic directed by James Cameron. He had also won 2 Golden Globe Awards, 3 Satellite Awards, 3 Saturn Awards and was also nominated for 3 British Academy Film Awards.
James Horner was born on 14 August 1953 in Los Angeles, United States.
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