James_HornerOscar-winning composer, conductor and orchestrator, James Horner, passed away on Monday morning after the plane he was piloting crashed north of Santa Barbara, California. Horner was 61 years old.

Horner wrote and conducted the music for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. He also appeared, uncredited, as an Enterprise crewman in Star Trek II.

His many other credits included:

  • Avatar
  • Titanic
  • 48 Hours
  • Cocoon
  • Aliens
  • The Rocketeer
  • Braveheart
  • Field of Dreams
  • Apollo 13
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • Horner_twokThe Amazing Spider-Man
  • The Mask of Zorro
  • Deep Impact
  • The Perfect Storm
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Enemy at the Gates
  • The Missing
  • Troy
  • Flightplan
  • The New World.

Visionary Trek offers our condolences to his family, friends.