Another death comes to the world of manly movies in the space of a week, as we must say R.I.P. to James Horner.
The Hollywood composer who wrote the score for Braveheart, Aliens and many others, has died in a California plane crash aged 61. A trained pilot, he is reported to have been alone aboard a small private plane which crashed north of Santa Barbara on Monday morning.
Horner has 91 titles listed on the IMDb but had been credited towards many more. “My job is to make sure at every turn of the film it’s something the audience can feel with their heart,” Horner said in a 2009 interview with the Los Angeles Times.
“When we lose a character, when somebody wins, when somebody loses, when someone disappears – at all times I’m keeping track, constantly, of what the heart is supposed to be feeling. That is my primary role.”