Horner died aged 61 in a plane crash in southern California on June 22.
Horner, the prolific film composer who also scored Aliens, Avatar, Braveheart and A Beautiful Mind, had a father of Slovak origin, who migrated to the United States before World War II from Holíč, Trnava Region. He then settled in Los Angeles where young Horner was born, the Denník N daily reported on its website.
His Slovak origin was however not reflected in his music, as Horner was a fan of Celtic music. This became one of the typical signs of his music which distinguishes him from others, according to Denník N.
24. Jun 2015 at 12:39 | Compiled by Spectator staff