‘Titanic’ Composer James Horner Dead: Twitter Reactions from Celebrities

June 23, 2015

The death of James Horner, the Oscar-winning composer of ‘Titanic’ and ‘Braveheart’ and many other memorable film scores has brought forth an outpouring of reactions on Twitter as Hollywood stars, celebrities and public figures express condolences, share tributes and memories. Here is a roundup of what is being said of the revered film composer.

James Horner

The sad news broke on Tuesday morning, June 23rd that the 61-year-old James Horner was killed in a plane crash, and he was the pilot and sole occupant of the plane which crashed in Los Padres National Forest in California. The shock of the news was quite palpable in major media and in social media as reports came in of a crash, and as finally, the death was confirmed via a statement on Facebook by his assistant, Sylvia Patrycja, which said in part, “We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart.”

And indeed, we have. James Horner was a towering figure in Hollywood as the composer of so many memorable scores. Before ‘Titanic’ and ‘Braveheart,’ he had already made his mark with the triumphant symphonic music of most of the original ‘Star Trek’ movies, notably ‘Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan’ and ‘Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.’ And there were followed by the scores for a wide range of movies from ‘Apollo 13′ to ‘A Beautiful Mind’ to ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ to ‘Avatar’ just to name a few of the dozens.

And yes, we will always remember the ‘Titanic’ score and Celine Dion’s soaring voice singing ‘My Heart Will Go On’ as a shared pop culture moment. It was that score that won the late great composer two Oscars, for Best Original Dramatic Score and Best Original Song.

As is always the case, social media has become a virtual memorial as numerous people share remembrances — Hollywood stars, music artists, celebrities, public figures and fans pay tribute to the passing of a legendary figure.

Here is a roundup of what is being said.

Reactions to the death of continue to pour in, as continue to be trending topics on Twitter and many continue to share their thoughts, memories, appreciation for the brilliant film composer James Horner who is no longer among us.

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