Bill Paxton Dies At 61
Bill Paxton has passed away at the age of 61.
Paxton, known for a plethora of movies and TV series including Aliens, Titanic, Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, The Terminator and Weird Science, died from complications during heart surgery.
Bill Paxton's publicist released the following statement to USA Today:
"It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery. A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker. Bill's passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable. We ask to please respect the family's wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father."
The Texas native was most recently featured in CBS' Training Day TV series.
Bill Paxton's fellow co-stars took to social media to express their thoughts and feelings, including Helen Hunt who worked with Paxton in 1996's Twister, Edge of Tomorrow's Doug Liman, Training Day's Katrina Law, Training Day's Justin Cormwell, Texas Rising's Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Agents of SHIELD's Clark Gregg and Brett Dalton, Tom Hanks and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
He made this movie great--he acted his heart out. What a talented man. My thoughts are with his family. pic.twitter.com/rUcmmYME3h— Helen Hunt (@HelenHunt) February 26, 2017
Bill Paxton.1955-2017. So full of life you'd think he was immortal. Remembering stories is still making me laugh. So I guess he is immortal.— Doug Liman (@DougLiman) February 26, 2017
He was love. He was light. He shared a piece of his heart and soul w everyone he knew. It was an honor, Bill Paxton. An absolute honor. RIP pic.twitter.com/wj9NDw3zoU— Katrina Law (@katrinalaw) February 26, 2017
We were just two guys on top of the world. Rest easy my friend pic.twitter.com/R0ZwB0zv5q— Justin Cornwell (@justin_cornwell) February 26, 2017
Bill Paxton was simply one of the greatest people ever. To know him was to love him. I loved him. Huge love to Louise, Lydia and James. Xo— Jeffrey Dean Morgan (@JDMorgan) February 26, 2017
He was an actor's actor, a talented filmmaker, a warm, hilarious mensch with an endless supply of epic stories. It sucks that he's gone(2/2)— Clark Gregg (@clarkgregg) February 26, 2017
Bill Paxton was, simply, a wonderful man. A wonderful man... Hanx.— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) February 26, 2017
Bill Paxton could play any role, but he was best at being Bill - a great human being with a huge heart. My thoughts are with his family.— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) February 26, 2017
The one and only Bill Paxton. Gone but never forgotten pic.twitter.com/J2eY11pS63— Brett Dalton (@IMBrettDalton) February 26, 2017
Arnold Schwarzenegger remembers Bill Paxton. pic.twitter.com/UCAyLL7Alg— Skinny Zach K (@ZachK94) February 26, 2017