James Horner Dead: 'Titanic' And 'Braveheart' Composer Dies In Plane Crash Aged 61

The two-time Oscar-winning film composer, James Horner, has been killed in a plane crash.

The 61-year-old died on Monday when the aircraft he was piloting came down in Santa Barbara, California.

No one else was on board.

James Horner 1953-2015

Horner was best known for the scores that accompanied 'Aliens', 'Braveheart' and 'Titanic'.

He won an Oscar for best original score for 'Titanic' and another for best original song for the classic My Heart Will Go On, sung by Celine Dion.

His assistant, Sylvia Patrycja said: "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."

Big Hollywood names paid tribute to Horner.