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, crashing in a town about 60 miles from Santa Barbara, Calif., and setting a blaze an acre of surrounding brush. Friends and family, since then, have not heard from Horner.
Horner is the composer behind more than 100 film and television scores, including those for “Aliens,” “Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan,” “Titanic,” “Glory,” “Field of Dreams,” “Braveheart,” “A Beautiful Mind” and “48HRS.”