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Plane in California crash that killed pilot is registered to Oscar-winning 'Titanic' composer

  • FILE - In this March 27, 2012, file photo, composer James Horner arrives at the 'Titanic 3D' UK film premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, West London. A single-engine plane registered to the Oscar-winning "Titanic" composer crashed Monday, June 22, 2015, in Southern California, but the identity of the one person who died has not been released. Jay Cooper, an attorney for Horner, said the plane was one of several owned by the 61-year-old composer. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)

    FILE - In this March 27, 2012, file photo, composer James Horner arrives at the 'Titanic 3D' UK film premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, West London. A single-engine plane registered to the Oscar-winning "Titanic" composer crashed Monday, June 22, 2015, in Southern California, but the identity of the one person who died has not been released. Jay Cooper, an attorney for Horner, said the plane was one of several owned by the 61-year-old composer. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)  (A2012)

  • Scattered debris remains on the ground following a plane crash near the town of Ventucopa, Calif., Monday, June 22, 2015. County fire spokesman Mike Lindbery says the crash happened around 9:30 a.m. Monday near Quatal Canyon in Los Padres National Forest. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

    Scattered debris remains on the ground following a plane crash near the town of Ventucopa, Calif., Monday, June 22, 2015. County fire spokesman Mike Lindbery says the crash happened around 9:30 a.m. Monday near Quatal Canyon in Los Padres National Forest. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Scattered debris remains on the ground following a plane crash near the town of Ventucopa, Calif., Monday, June 22, 2015. County fire spokesman Mike Lindbery says the crash happened around 9:30 a.m. Monday near Quatal Canyon in Los Padres National Forest. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

    Scattered debris remains on the ground following a plane crash near the town of Ventucopa, Calif., Monday, June 22, 2015. County fire spokesman Mike Lindbery says the crash happened around 9:30 a.m. Monday near Quatal Canyon in Los Padres National Forest. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A plane registered to Oscar-winning "Titanic" composer James Horner has crashed in Southern California, but the identity of the one person who died has not been released.

Jay Cooper, an attorney for Horner, said the plane was one of several owned by the 61-year-old composer, and that no one has heard from him since the crash.

"It was his plane and if he wasn't in it, he would've called," Cooper said Monday night.

The Associated Press has not confirmed Horner's death.

The Hollywood Reporter cited Sylvia Patrycja, who it says is identified on Horner's film music page as his assistant in confirming his death. She wrote on Facebook on Monday, "We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart and unbelievable talent. He died doing what he loved. Thank you for all your support and love and see you down the road."

The AP was not immediately able to independently confirm the veracity of the post.

The single-engine plane crashed Monday morning in the Los Padres National Forest, Ventura County fire spokesman Mike Lindbery said.

The pilot was killed. No one else was on board.

The plane was an S-312 Tucano MK1 turbo-prop with two seats, said Ian Gregor, spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

Crews extinguished a fire that erupted in vegetation surrounding the remote crash site, about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

Horner has been nominated for 10 Academy Awards, winning two for 1997's best picture, "Titanic." He composed the film's score and its enduring theme song, "My Heart Will Go On," sung by Celine Dion.

His scores for "Alien," ''Apollo 13," ''Field of Dreams," ''Braveheart," ''A Beautiful Mind," ''House of Sand and Fog" and "Avatar" also earned Oscar nods, as did his original song, "Somewhere Out There," from "An American Tail."