‘Titanic’ Composer James Horner Dead in a Plane Crash, Celebrities React

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The man who gave us the emotional “My Heart Will Go On” has died in a plane crash. He was 61. 

James Horner, the Oscar-winning composer of Titanic, died after his plane crashed near Santa Barbara, Calif. on Monday (June 22, 2015).

In the hours after reports surfaced that a plane, registered to Horner, had gone down, his death was confirmed by Syliva Patrycja, his assistant, who wrote an emotional message on her Facebook page.

We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart, and unbelievable talent. He died doing what he loved. Thank you for all your support and love and see you down the road.

In response to the tragic events, Hollywood paid tribute to the Oscar winner on Twitter as they extended their condolences to Horner’s family.

The 61-year-old took home two Oscars for his work on Titanic, for both score and writing the hugely popular theme song to the film “My Heart Will Go On,” sung by Celine Dion.

He was also the composer behind the soundtrack of movies such as Braveheart and A Beautiful Mindand was currently working on the score to the two sequels to Avatar.

Our thoughts go out to Horner’s family and friends during this difficult time. His legacy will live on forever.