'Titanic,' 'Avatar' Composer James Horner Dead at 61

James Horner, the Academy Award-winning film composer responsible for the unforgettable scores from films like Titanic, Braveheart and Avatar, died Monday in a plane crash outside Santa Barbara, California. Like many of Hollywood's greatest talents, Horner established himself by working on Roger Corman-produced films – 1979's The Lady in Red and 1980's Humanoids From the Deep and Battle Beyond the Stars feature Horner's earliest film scores. Known for his emotion-stirring, string-laden epic scores, Horner worked over 100 films by the time of his death, including the memorable themes from Field of Dreams, An American Tail, Sneakers, Searching for Bobby Fischer, Apollo 13, A Perfect Storm, Troy and dozens more.