James Horner, one of the most well known movie composers of our time, died Monday in a plane crash near Santa Barbara, California at the age of  61.

The two-time Oscar winner is best-known for his work on "Titanic," which earned him two Academy Awards, but he also wrote scores for several other big movies including "Field of Dreams," "Braveheart," "A Beautiful Mind" and "Apollo 13."

His death was confirmed by his assistant, Sylvia Patrycja, in a post on Facebook. She wrote, "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."

Horner's Oscar wins were for the dramatic score to James Cameron's "Titanic," as well as an original song award with lyricist Will Jennings for the Celine Dion mega-hit "My Heart Will Go On."