‘Titanic’ and ‘Aliens’ actor Bill Paxton has passed away. Pic/AFP
Hollywood actor Bill Paxton, known for his roles in ‘Aliens’, ‘Titanic’ and ‘Twister’ among others, passed away at the age of 61 on Saturday.
The actor died following complications from surgery, according to a report in TMZ.
Bill Paxton’s family said in a statement to TMZ, “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery.”
They added that he had an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker.
The statement further read, “Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable.”
Bill Paxton is survived by his wife Louise Newbury and two children.
Bill Paxton also starred in movies ‘The Terminator’, ‘Predator 2’, ‘True Lies’ and ‘Apollo 13’, among others. His recent films include ‘Nightcrawler’, ‘Million Dollar Arm’ and ‘Edge of Tomorrow’. His last film appearance will be in ‘The Circle’ alongside Emma Watson and Tom Hanks.
Hollywood pays tribute to Bill Paxton
What a lovely, warm and kind human. So sad to hear of Bill Paxton’s passing.
— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) February 26, 2017
Condolences to the family of Bill Paxton. I just heard the news. ð¢
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 26, 2017
As well as Bill Paxton’s sterling work in, among many others, Nightcrawler, A Simple Plan, Apollo 13, One False Move, Aliens & Near Dark…
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) February 26, 2017
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) February 26, 2017
Bill Paxton was hands down one of the greatest guys that I have ever met. I feel lucky to have called him my friend. Bill, I love you. RIP.
— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) February 26, 2017
I am stunned & saddened at the passing of Bill Paxton. I just worked with him recently. A warm and beautiful soul and a talented actor. RIP
— Lou Diamond Phillips (@LouDPhillips) February 26, 2017
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) February 26, 2017
Sad news about Bill Paxton – too young. Always humanity, decency and touches of humor shining through his work. RIP.
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) February 26, 2017
Bill Paxton was the fuckin man. So glad I was drunk enough to tell him exactly that one time at comic con. Legend.
— Anders Holm (@ders808) February 26, 2017
Bill Paxton was amazing at playing characters who would react the way YOU would in that movie. He made freaking space marines seem human.
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) February 26, 2017
Bill Paxton is 1of my favorite actors.I was able 2tell him so when we met yrs ago.Paxton was wonderful in everything he did. He inspired us. pic.twitter.com/hAXR9unvb6
— Vincent D’Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio) February 26, 2017
Devastated by the sudden loss of my close friend and one of the finest actors in the business, Bill Paxton. Renaissance man, raconteur and
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) February 26, 2017
RIP Bill Paxton. He was a kind man and a true gentlemen. His light will be missed in this world. pic.twitter.com/V6RePyhtI9
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) February 26, 2017
RIP Bill Paxton. So very good every time. In addition to his iconic roles, he was amazing in Near Dark, A Simple Plan & Edge of Tomorrow.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) February 26, 2017