It’s never easy when we lose someone before their time.
As we previously reported, James Horner tragically died early Monday morning after his solo plane crashed in Santa Barbara.
Celine Dion, who co-wrote the smash hit My Heart Will Go On with Horner, penned a statement expressing her grief.
“Rene and I are deeply saddened by the tragic death of James Horner. He will always remain a great composer in our hearts. James played an important part in my career. We will miss him. We offer his family and friends our deepest sympathy.”
The 61-year-old was best known for his work work on Titanic, Apollo 13, Braveheart, A Beautiful Mind, and Avatar. Wow, what a legacy!
Check out their responses below:
Brilliant Composer James Horner, friend & collaborator on 7 movies has tragically died in a plane crash. My heart aches for his loved ones.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) June 23, 2015
There is nothing that shaped my movie-going experience more than the musical genius of James Horner. He will live on through the ages.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) June 23, 2015
I”m so sad to hear about James Horner..He scored the first movie I did..Star Trek 2…great composer..great person…huge loss
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) June 23, 2015
Incredibly saddened to hear about the loss of James Horner. I grew up loving his work. He leaves behind a spectacular musical legacy.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) June 23, 2015
R.I.P James Horner. U were one insanely gifted composer and writer. Braveheart, Avatar, Titanic-ur music was inspiring & will continue 2 be
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) June 23, 2015
RIP James Horner. Thank U for the beautiful music. We will miss what beautiful music was yet to come
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) June 23, 2015
Our thoughts are with the composer’s family and friends during this trying time.
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