Heartbreaking. Two-time Oscar winner, James Horner, died at the age of 61, after a tragic plane crash on June 22. After learning of his passing, many celebs are paid tribute sharing their sweet messages about the talented composer.
James Horner, who composed heartfelt scores in films like Titanic and Braveheart, died on Monday, June 22 after his plane went down in the Los Padres National Forest. James’ assistant, Sylvia Patrycja, confirmed the dreaded news revealing, “We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart.” See what celebrities said about the horrible news of his passing!
“Rene and I are deeply saddened by the tragic death of James Horner,” Celine Dion, 47, wrote on her website following the tragic news of James’ passing. “He will always remain a great composer in our hearts. James played an important part in my career. We will miss him. We offer his family and friends our deepest sympathy.” Celine and James shared a personal connection as she was the voice behind Titanic’s song, “My Heart Will Go On,” which sold over 27 million copies.
Celine isn’t the only one who shared her thoughts on the sad news. “I am so sad to hear about James Horner. He composed the most beautiful soundtrack of all time…,” Ellie Goulding, 28, expressed on Twitter including a link to the Braveheart soundtrack. Braveheart was just one of his many powerful projects that he worked on through the years, which was also nominated for an Oscar in 1995. As far as the details on the plane crash, our sister site Variety spoke with James lawyer. “James was a very experienced pilot,” James’ attorney, Jay Hooper, revealed. “James loved flying. I don’t know anything more than that.”
Take a look at more tributes from many heartbroken celebrities:
"Rene and I are deeply saddened by the tragic death of James Horner. We will miss him." http://t.co/7BRTs0phWD
— Celine Dion (@celinedion) June 23, 2015
I am so sad to hear about James Horner. He composed the most beautiful soundtrack of all time… http://t.co/Bg1OG28h9w
— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) June 23, 2015
There is nothing that shaped my movie-going experience more than the musical genius of James Horner. He will live on through the ages.
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) June 23, 2015
Incredibly saddened to hear about the loss of James Horner. I grew up loving his work. He leaves behind a spectacular musical legacy.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) June 23, 2015
My sincere condolences to the family, loved ones and friends of James Horner. #abeautifulmind
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) June 23, 2015
I am hoping with all my heart that James Horner was not in his plane this morning. RIP to the pilot that died. Just awful.
— josh groban (@joshgroban) June 23, 2015
Blessings above to the incredible James Horner. Your legacy will forever be the soundtracks to my childhood, thoughts, and day dreams X
— Jessica Veronica (@Jessicaveronica) June 23, 2015
We lost a MASTER today. RIP James Horner. Your music will live forever… https://t.co/qi4n0hiX0d
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) June 23, 2015
We send our love and prayers to all family and friends involved in this heartbreaking story.
— Joey Parker