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Coroner confirms James Horner’s death, rules it accidental

In this Feb. 24, 1999, file photo, composer James Horner poses for a photo at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Horner's agent says the Oscar-winning "Titanic" composer was the pilot who died in a Southern California plane crash Monday, June 22, 2015. He was 61. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California medical examiner’s office confirmed Thursday that Oscar-winning composer James Horner was the pilot killed in a plane crash this week, and the death has been ruled an accident.

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Oscar-winning ‘Titanic’ composer James Horner dead at 61

In this March 23, 1998, file photo, composer James Horner displays Oscars he won for Original Song and Original Dramatic Score for "Titanic" at the 70th Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Horner's agent says the Oscar-winning "Titanic" composer was the pilot who died in a Southern California plane crash Monday, June 22, 2015. He was 61. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the swelling-sea songs of “Titanic” to the space symphonies of “Apollo 13″ to the bagpipes of “Braveheart,” James Horner’s singular sound graced some of the biggest moments in the history of movies.

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Plane in fatal crash belonged to Oscar-winning composer

In this March 23, 1998, file photo, composer James Horner displays Oscars he won for Original Song and Original Dramatic Score for "Titanic" at the 70th Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Horner's agent says the Oscar-winning "Titanic" composer was the pilot who died in a Southern California plane crash Monday, June 22, 2015. He was 61. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Horner, who composed music for dozens of films and won two Oscars for his work on “Titanic,” died when his plane crashed in Southern California, his agents confirmed Tuesday. He was 61.

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