Popular Hollywood Actor Bill Paxton known for starring in films such as “Twister” and “Apollo 13,” died on Saturday after surgery complications.
According to TMZ;
“Paxton underwent heart surgery and had complications post-op and suffered a fatal stroke. The actor died suddenly on Saturday due to complications from surgery”.
Paxton was married from 1979 to 1980 to Kelly Rowan. In 1987, he married Louise Newbury, and have been married for 30years and together, they had two children, James and Lydia Paxton.
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A representative for the family released the following statement to the press on February 26:
“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 was known for his roles in movies, “Twister,” “Titanic”, “The Terminator” and “Aliens.” He also had an illustrious career on television and led the cast of the popular HBO series “Big Love,” and was nominated for an Emmy for his starring role on the History Channel miniseries “Hatfields & McCoys.”
Most recently, Paxton had taken on the leading role in “Training Day,” a CBS crime show that reimagined the 2001 neo-noir film directed by Antoine Fuqua. He was also in a number of high profile films of late, including “Million Dollar Arm,” “Nightcrawler” and “Edge of Tomorrow.”
His final film “The Circle,” slated for release on April 28, is based on the novel by Dave Eggers. It stars Paxton alongside Emma Watson and Tom Hanks.
In a February interview on NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly,” Paxton looked back on his career and called himself a “working actor.
Actress Jennifer Aniston was overcome with emotion as she presented this year’s Oscar In Memoriam segment on Sunday evening. Holding back the tears, the Hollywood star paid a heartfelt tribute to Bill Paxton, who passed away just hours before the ceremony. “