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It’s always sad to hear when a favorite music star passes away, but it’s extra unsettling to find out they died in an aviation accident. Statistically, flying is one of the safest forms of transportation, but there have been quite a few famous rock stars, guitarists, singers and composers who fell from the sky to an untimely death. Many of them were in small aircraft, and some were even in the pilots seat at the time of the incident. The entertainment world was robbed of their gift when they took to the skies on that fateful day. Here are 10 talented musicians we lost to plane crashes.

1. James Horner

Most recently, renowned movie composer James Horner died when the small single-turboprop plane he was piloting crashed near Santa Barbara on June 22, 2015. He may not be a household name, but you will recognize his impressive legacy of work, scoring such major motion pictures as Avatar, Aliens, Braveheart, Field of Dreams and A Beautiful Mind. His haunting soundtrack for the blockbuster Titanic won him Oscars for best score and best original song.

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