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Oscar-winning composer James Horner dies in plane crash at 61

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Oscar-winning composer James Horner dies in plane crash at 61
Film composer James Horner died at the age of 61 on Monday (June 22) after the small airplane he was piloting crashed near Santa Barbara, Calif. Initial reports did not identify Horner as the plane's sole occupant, only that a plane registered to him was found crash-landed in Ventucopa, Calif., at 9:30am Pst, and that the pilot was dead. Agents Michael Gorfaine and Sam Schwartz and attorney Jay Cooper today (June 23) confirmed Horner was the pilot. Horner was a film composer long associated with some of cinema's most influential names, from James Cameron to Ron Howard to Roger Corman. His first score was for 1979's "The Lady in Red" but had his biggest break with 1982's "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan." "Aliens" (1986) yielded his first of many Academy Award nominations for Best Original Score (and also Best Original Dramatic Score, from the '90s). The two Oscars he won
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James Horner's agency, attorney 'awaiting confirmation' of composer's death

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James Horner's agency, attorney 'awaiting confirmation' of composer's death
As previously reported, a plane registered to composer James Horner crashed yesterday, killing its sole passenger, the pilot. The question through today has remained: was the Oscar-winning musician the pilot? Horner's attorney Jay Cooper and the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency have released identical statements regarding the matter, that they are still "awaiting confirmation" if the 61-year-old had, indeed, died. “Although we are all awaiting official confirmation that our dear friend and client James Horner was in fact the pilot, we are shocked and deeply saddened to learn that his single-engine aircraft was involved in a fatal crash yesterday morning in northern Ventura County. Our thoughts and prayers remain with James’ family at this difficult time. We can offer no further comment for the time being, except to ask that the family’s privacy be respected in the days ahead.” The single-engine plane went down around 9:30am Pst on Monday morning,
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James Horner’s Lawyer Releases Statement – Updated

James Horner’s Lawyer Releases Statement – Updated
Update, Tuesday, 4:48 Pm and 6:35 Pm: James Horner’s lawyer, Jay Cooper, released a statement late this afternoon, prior to Horner’s rep Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency statement confirming their client’s death. Cooper’s statement reads: “Although we are all awaiting official confirmation that our dear friend and client James Horner was in fact the pilot, we are shocked and deeply saddened to learn that his single-engine aircraft was involved in a fatal crash yesterday morning…
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'Titanic' Composer James Horner Confirmed Dead in Plane Crash

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Sandy Cohen, AP Entertainment Writer

Los Angeles (AP) - James Horner, who composed music for dozens of films and won two Oscars for his work on "Titanic," died when his plane crashed in Southern California, his agents confirmed Tuesday. He was 61.

Agents Michael Gorfaine and Sam Schwartz issued a statement saying Horner had died, although official confirmation could take several days while the Ventura County coroner works to identify the remains of the pilot, who was the only person on board.

People who fueled the plane at an airport in Camarillo confirmed that he took off in the aircraft Monday morning, said Horner's attorney, Jay Cooper.

The S-312 Tucano MK1 turboprop crashed and burned in a remote area of the Los Padres National Forest, about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

Horner's credits ran the gamut From big-budget blockbusters to foreign-language indies. He even composed the theme song for the "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.
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James Horner Dies in a Plane Crash: Russell Crowe, Céline Dion, Ron Howard and More Send Their Condolences

Composer James Horner died Monday in a plane crash. He was 61. A single-engine plane registered to Horner crashed in Southern California on Monday, killing the pilot. A source close to the investigation told NBC News the victim's body had been burned beyond recognition. A lawyer for Horner told NBC News that the composer had five aircraft, including two helicopters. "He's an experienced pilot," Jay Cooper said. Horner was missing and feared dead following the crash. The accident started a one-acre brush fire. The composer's personal assistant, Sylvia Patrycja, confirmed Horner's death in a Facebook post Monday. "We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart, and unbelievable...
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James Horner presumed dead after fatal SoCal plane crash

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James Horner presumed dead after fatal SoCal plane crash
James Horner is reportedly missing and feared dead, as a plane registered to the Oscar-winning composer crashed near Santa Barbara, Calif. earlier Monday (June 22), killing its pilot. At press time, the identity of the pilot, who was traveling alone, had yet to be confirmed by medical/fire/police officials or family members. The wreckage caused a brush fire in an impacted area in Ventucopa, Calif., which may have complicated the identification process. Horner, 61, is an "experienced pilot," said his lawyer Jay Cooper to NBC News. The plane that crashed was a single-engine military craft. "We know it's his plane, and we know we haven't heard from him," Cooper also told The Hollywood Reporter. "He owned five aircrafts... He loved flying. That's all I can say." Sylvia Patrycja, who is identified as a personal assistant to Horner, posted words of mourning on a Facebook page. "We have lost an amazing person
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Titanic composer James Horner dies in private plane crash, aged 61

Titanic composer James Horner dies in private plane crash, aged 61
Titanic composer James Horner has died, after a small plane registered in his name crashed near Santa Barbara.

The two-time Oscar winner's assistant Sylvia Patrycja confirmed his death on Facebook, while frequent collaborator Ron Howard paid tribute to Horner on Twitter.

"We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart and unbelievable talent," Patrycja said. "He died doing what he loved. Thank you for all your support."

Director Howard wrote: "Brilliant Composer James Horner, friend & collaborator on 7 movies has tragically died in a plane crash. My heart aches for his loved ones."

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department received an emergency call at 9.30am local time on Monday (June 22), reporting a plane crash in the Los Padres national forest.

Earlier, Horner's attorney Jay Cooper said: "It was his plane and if he wasn't in it, he would've called."

Brilliant Composer James Horner, friend & collaborator on 7 movies has tragically died in a plane crash.
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‘Titanic’ Composer James Horner Missing After Fatal Plane Crash, Attorney Says (Updated)

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‘Titanic’ Composer James Horner Missing After Fatal Plane Crash, Attorney Says (Updated)
A plane registered to two-time Oscar-winning “Titanic” composer James Horner crashed near Santa Barbara, California, Monday, leaving one dead. The pilot of the plane was killed in the crash, although the victim’s identity was not yet known. “The only thing we know is that it is his plane,” Horner’s attorney, Jay Cooper told TheWrap Monday evening. “His business manager has been contacted. His wife is traveling and his daughter is in Europe. I have not spoken to his family.” Cooper added, “We have spoken to his other agents and they’ve not heard anything.” Also Read: James Horner,
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'Titanic' Composer James Horner's Plane Crashes, Pilot Dead

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A single-engine plane registered to Oscar-winning "Titanic" composer James Horner crashed Monday in Southern California, but the identity of the one person who died has not been released.

The crash happened at about 9:30 a.m. near Quatal Canyon in Los Padres National Forest, Ventura County fire spokesman Mike Lindbery said.

The pilot was killed. No one else was on board.

Jay Cooper, an attorney for Horner, said the plane was one of several owned by the 61-year-old composer, and that no one has heard from him since the crash.

"It was his plane and if he wasn't in it, he would've called," Cooper said.

The plane was an S-312 Tucano MK1 turbo-prop with two seats, said Ian Gregor, spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

Crews extinguished a fire that erupted in vegetation surrounding the remote crash site, about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

Horner has been nominated for 10 Academy Awards,
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"Frozen," "Monsters University" Top Annie Awards Nominations!

Nominations for the 41st Annual Annie Awards were announced and "Frozen" and "Monsters University" led the pack with 10 nominations each. "Despicable Me 2" and "The Croods" followed closely with 9 noms each.

I am rooting for "Frozen" to win! It's a return to form to what Disney does best -- affecting fairy tale with memorable musical numbers. "Monsters University," on the other hand, was bland. The film bored me on second viewing.

Steven Spielberg will receive the Winsor McCay Award for career achievement at the awards ceremony happening on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus. Patrick Warburton will serve as host.

2013 Annie Award Nominations

Production Categories

1 . Best Animated Feature

A Letter to Momo . Gkids

Despicable Me 2 . Universal Pictures

Ernest & Celestine . Gkids

Frozen . Walt Disney Animation Studios

Monsters University . Pixar Animation Studios

The Croods . DreamWorks Animation

The Wind Rises . The Walt Disney Studios

2 . Annie Award for Best Animated
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Policemen go to work dressed as Santa and Christmas elf - picture

Two policemen have decided to ditch their regular uniforms in favour of festive costumes. Leicestershire PC Joe Lloyd and police community support officer Jay Cooper promised to dress as Santa and his Christmas elf if their beat's Twitter account got 700 followers. Leicestershire Police Chief Constable Simon Cole retweeted their request to his more than 3,000 followers, and they hit the target in November. Their first job dressed as the festive pairing was handing out (more)
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Avatar tops 8th Annual Ves Awards Nominations

No surprise there.  It goes without saying that James Cameron's sci-fi spectacle Avatar has the potential to clean house at the 8th Annual Ves Awards for its breath taking visuals by the acclaimed Weta Digital. Cameron will also be picking up a well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award.  In the outstanding animated feature category, the nominees include Up, 9, Coraline, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

The official press release is as followed:

3-D Films Dominate With Most Noms as Avatar grabs 11, Coraline 4, and Visual Effects Company Weta Digital Snags Most Company Noms with 9

Los Angeles, January 19, 2010 - The Visual Effects Society (Ves) today announced the nominees for the 8th Annual Ves Awards ceremony recognizing outstanding visual effects artistry in over twenty categories of film, animation, television, commercials and video games.  Nominees were chosen Saturday, January 16, 2010, by numerous blue ribbon panels of Ves members who
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'Avatar' leads Visual Effects Society noms

'Avatar' leads Visual Effects Society noms
James Cameron's "Avatar" led the list of nominations announced Monday by the Visual Effects Society, scooping up 11.

The animated "Coraline," another movie released in 3D, followed with four nominations.

New Zealand-based Weta Digital, which worked on "Avatar," led the company noms with nine.

For visual effects in an effects-driven motion picture feature, the nominees are "2012," "Avatar," "District 9," "Star Trek" and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen."

Noms for supporting visual effects in a movie went to "Angels & Demons," "The Box," "Invictus," "The Road" and "Sherlock Holmes."

  "9," "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs," "Coraline," "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" and "Up" were nominated for outstanding animation in an animated feature.

Ves noms in 20 categories, covering film, animation, TV, commercials and video games were chosen Saturday by blue-ribbon panels of Ves members, meeting in Burbank, San Francisco and London.

The eighth annual Ves Awards will be handed out on Feb.
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