Actor Bill Paxton has died today at the age of 61.

He was most famous for his roles an astronaut in Apollo 13 and a treasure hunter in Titanic. He appeared in numerous films and TV shows, including iconic titles like The Terminator and Aliens. Paxton was also was nominated for an Emmy for his work in the TV mini-series Hatfields and McCoys. 

Paxton’s final big-screen role will be in the thriller The Circle, which is currently in post-production, alongside Emma Watson and Tom Hanks.

Paxton died from complications after a surgery. A family representative issued a statement Sunday on the death but provided no further details.


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“It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” the family statement reads. “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.”

“Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him,” the statement continues, “and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable.”


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