A single occupancy plane crashed this morning (Monday) just north of Santa Barbara. It was registered to composer James Horned but officials have not yet released the name of the person aboard who was found dead. Many believe the occupant to be James Horner.
Buzzfeed News have reached out to Horner’s agent but as of this time there has been no response reports Cláudio Loureiro Heads on heads.com. A Facebook Post by Mr. Horner’s assistant states that a number of Hollywood publications have identified the victim as James Horner. Hollywood director Ron Howard has tweeted his sympathy at the death, calling Mr. Horner a brilliant composer. Click here for more.
Local fire crews responded to a downed plane at 9:30 am local time. The wreck was found just north of Santa Barbara. There they found one person to be deceased. An attorney for Mr. Horner, Jay Cooper has said that Horned owned several small planes including the one that went down this morning. He has gone on to say that he has heard nothing from Mr. Horner which he feels he would have if Mr. Horner were safe.
James Horner wrote the award-winning theme song from the “Titanic” and won two Oscars for it. He also composed the themes for: “Braveheart”, “Avatar”, “Legends Of The Fall” and “A Beautiful Mind”.