'Titanic' Composer James Horner Dies In Plane Crash

The award-winning composer was 61.

If you've gone to the movies, you know James Horner. You may not know his name, though with 158 credits as composer, if you stayed to the end of a movie you definitely have seen it pop up more times than not. But you definitely know his music. The 61-year-old award-winning composer died in a plane crash on Monday.

According to The Hollywood Reporter and Horner's assistant Sylvia Patrycja, he was piloting a small aircraft 60 miles north of Santa Barbara, when the plane crashed and he was killed.

This is, without a doubt, awful news.

Horner is probably best known for the 27-million copy selling soundtrack to "Titanic," but his career also included everything from "Avatar" (he was working on the upcoming sequels) and "The Amazing Spider-Man," to "Braveheart," "A Beautiful Mind," and "Aliens."

Horner had 10 Oscar nominations, three films coming out this year -- including "Southpaw," which hits theaters in a month -- and will be remembered forever through his beautiful music.