There is very sad news in the world today as we have learned that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery. He was 61 years old.
Over the years Paxton appeared in many films over the years such as WEIRD SCIENCE, ONE FALSE MOVE, WYATT EARP, PREDATOR 2, THE TERMINATOR, TRUE LIES, TWISTER, TITANIC, A SIMPLE PLAN, BIG LOVE just to name a few. Paxton even starred in an episode of TALES FROM THE CRYPT opposite Brad Dourif. Paxton was nominated for four Golden Globes and a Primetime Emmy.
In 1986, Paxton appeared in James Cameron’s ALIENS as Private Hudson.
One year later Paxton portrayed the character of Severen in Kathryn Bigelow’s NEAR DARK.
Paxton made his directorial debut and also starred in 2001's FRAILTY.
A family representative had this to say:
“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.”
R.I.P. Bill Paxton. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends during this very difficult time.