Oscar-winning composer James Horner, whose scores graced two Star Trek movies as well as many of James Cameron’s SF films, has been killed aged 61 in a plane crash.
Horner was piloting a small aircraft which came down about 60 miles north of Santa Barbara, California on June 22nd.
His work was instantly memorable.
I first heard his scoring in the movie Battle Beyond the Stars. And then in Krull.
He soon graduated to major movies, with Star Trek, Aliens, A Beautiful Mind, and many more.
I don’t think there’s a single film composer left whose name I know whose music I like and look forward to like Horner’s.
Barry Gray, Jerry Goldsmith, Jerry Fielding, John Barry, Bernard Herrmann, and James Horner are now together. Heaven must be having one hell of a concert.
He did great work.
He will be very missed.
Rest in peace.