James Horner’s Death – What Happened?

James Horner Died

The composer James Horner passed away at age 61, respectable.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Acclaimed film composer who won two Academy Awards for his work on the soundtrack for the 1997 film Titanic. He also earned Academy Award nominations for scoring Aliens (1986), Field of Dreams (1989), Apollo 13 (1995), Braveheart (1995), A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Avatar (2009).

He began playing piano when he was five years old. He received a bachelor’s degree from USC, then went on to earn his doctorate from UCLA.

He composed the song “Cutting Cards” for the HBO horror anthology series Tales from the Crypt.

How did James Horner die?

Aviation incident caused James Horner's death in 2015.

James Horner in 2011. The composer, responsible for more than 100 film scores over 40 years, died in a plane crash in 2015.

Information about the death of James Horner
Cause of deathAviation incident
Age of death61 years
BirthdayAugust 14, 1953
Death dateJune 22, 2015
Place of deathLos Padres National Forest, California, United States
Place of burialN/A


"You have to make an audience experience with the ears as well as their eyes."

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"The music's job is to get the audience so involved that they forget how the movie turns out."

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"I think very abstractly when I'm writing. Then, as the project moves on, it becomes more like sculpting."

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"I think people hire me for the slightly weird angle that I bring. Part of the trick is keeping it sort of simple; you have to give the impression of not that much music playing when there's really a lot."

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"I don't use a computer in writing at all. I'm sort of old-fashioned about it."

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