Emmy-Award winning actor Bill Paxton died Saturday, according to a statement from the family, NBC News reports. “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due t
Emmy-Award winning actor Bill Paxton died Saturday, according to a statement from the family, NBC News reports.
“It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” a representative of the family said in a statement, according to People .
“Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable,” the statement continued.
News of his death comes the same day as the 89th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Calif. The tributes started pouring in over Twitter as news emerged of Paxton’s passing.
Nooooo. Bill Paxton is gone. Such a funny, talented, loving human. Louise & the children & family my ❤& support 2 u. #truelies pic.twitter.com/d4zleWdOrR
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) 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
I am so saddened by this loss. https://t.co/uXRLc9UjxY
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 26, 2017
Paxton was born May 17th, 1955 and started acting in the 1970’s. He starred in Titanic, Twister, Apollo 13 Tombstone, Terminator and Aliens.
He won an Emmy Award for his role in the cable television series, Hatfield & McCoys .
The actor is survived by his two children, James and Lydia Paxton, and his wife of 30 years Louise Newbury.
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