Musician James Horner ©AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS

Musician James Horner

(Relaxnews) – Prolific film composer James Horner, whose work spans “Titanic,” “Avatar” and “A Beautiful Mind” died in a plane crash Monday.

The two-time Oscar winner died in a two-seater single-engine plane crash near Santa Barbara. The trained pilot was alone in the plane. He was 61.

Horner had an illustrious career, marked by hits such as the hit “Titanic” song “My Heart Will Go On,” co-written with Will Jennings, and two Oscar wins.

The “Titanic” soundtrack became the biggest-selling movie soundtrack of all time, selling 30 million units.

Forthcoming Horner-scored films include “Southpaw,” with Jake Gyllenhaal and Jean-Jacques Annaud’s “Wolf Totem.”

In total, Horner has scored about 100 films, many of them blockbuster hits.