It saddens me greatly to report the actor Bill Paxton has died due to complications from unspecified surgery. He was 61 years old.
A representative of the family released the following statement:
_________________________ “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.”
Paxton had over 90 film credits to his name, beginning with bit parts in THE TERMINATOR, WEIRD SCIENCE & COMMANDO before his work in higher profile genre films such ad ALIENS, NEAR DARK & PREDATOR 2 increased his popularity. Of note, he is the only actor to be directly killed by a Terminator, a Xenomorph (Alien) and a Yautja (Predator). Paxton achieved further success and notoriety from his roles in TOMBSTONE, TRUE LIES, APOLLO 13, TWISTER, TITANIC & EDGE OF TOMORROW as well as recent, notable television appearances in “BIG LOVE”, “HATFIELDS & McCOYS”, “AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.” & “TRAINING DAY”. His last role will be in the upcoming scifi-thriller THE CIRCLE also starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, Karen Gillan, Patton Oswalt & John Boyega.
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