JAMES HORNER MEMORIALJune 26, 2015
Thanks for the photo, Richie Greenberg, ’71.” width=”239″ height=”300″ class=”size-medium wp-image-6039″ /> Jamie Horner as a student at VVS. Thanks for the photo, Richie Greenberg, ’71.[/caption]Today we learned the news that James Horner, the master film composer known for his scores for Field of Dreams, Braveheart and Titanic, died Monday when the plane he was piloting crashed near Santa Barbara. He was 61 years old. James is a Verde Valley alum and will be missed by all of us and the millions more who have enjoyed his music and scores for over 100 films.
Jamie, as he was known at VVS, won two Oscars for his work on the 1997 film “Titanic,” best original dramatic score and best original song for Celine Dion’s classic, “My Heart Will Go On.” He was nominated for Academy Awards 10 times and also wrote scores for “Apollo 13,” and “The Amazing Spiderman.” He also collaborated with James Cameron again on “Avatar,” the top-grossing film of all time.
James brother Chris is also a Verde Valley alumni and a member of the Verde Valley Foundation Board. Our thoughts and prayers are with James’ family.