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Bill Paxton Dead at 61 Due to Complications from Surgery

Stephanie Petit and Maria Mercedes Lara
PeopleFebruary 26, 2017

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Actor Bill Paxton died due to complications from surgery, PEOPLE confirms.

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

The Texas native, who was nominated for an Emmy for his work in the TV mini-series Hatfields and McCoys, began acting in the 1970s. His earliest acting credits include minor roles in blockbusters such as Terminator (1984) and Aliens (1986).

Paxton’s fame rose in the 1990s thanks to roles such as Morgan Earp in Tombstone (1993), Fred Haise in Apollo 13 (1995), the lead role in the 1996 hit Twister and as treasure hunter Brock Lovett in Titanic (1997).

His television credits include a lead role in HBO’s Big Love, for which he earned three Golden Globe nominations, as well as 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 said in a 2007 interview with PEOPLE that he and Hanks kept in touch after costarring in Apollo 13 — and Hanks was an executive producer of Big Love.

“We write each other letters,” said Paxton. “I love that I’m working for Tom again. forged an alliance.”

The actor is survived by his two children, James and Lydia Paxton, and his wife of 30 years Louise Newbury.

Paxton’s son was recently tapped to join the actor in his new CBS drama.

“I was thrilled to have my son guest-star on the eighth episode of Training Day,” Paxton told PEOPLE earlier this month. “He plays the son in a father-son robbery team, and my character, whose dad was also a criminal, tells him, ‘We’re both our father’s sons, but that doesn’t have to define us.’ It was surreal saying that to him.”

Paxton was starring with Justin Cornwell in the new cop drama Training Day, which picks up 15 years after the 2001 Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke film of the same name.

Paxton also spoke with PEOPLE about his latest TV obsession.

“I loved watching Stranger Things with my daughter ,” he said. “But I had surgery last spring and binge-watched all of Downton Abbey while I was recuperating. I got so engrossed in it, I was devastated when I got to the end.”

 

At 8 years old, Paxton witnessed a speech given by President John F. Kennedy the morning of his assassination. During the 2007 AFI Dallas International Film Festival, the actor shared recently discovered photos of himself as a young boy perched on the shoulders of a man who offered him a lift so he could see the president speak n the parking lot of the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth.

Devastated by the sudden loss of my close friend and one of the finest actors in the business, Bill Paxton. Renaissance man, raconteur and

 
 

uniquely American national treasure. His filmography speaks for itself. His friendship was a blessing. My love to Bunny, James and Lydia.

 
 

In his memory, on this Oscar Sunday, watch "One False Move" or "A Simple Plan" to see this lovely leading man, at his finest.

 
 

Celebrity pals such as Rob Lowe, who starred alongside Paxton in the 1995 film Frank and Jesse, took to social media to mourn the loss of the veteran actor.

“Devastated by the sudden loss of my close friend and one of the finest actors in the business, Bill Paxton. Renaissance man, raconteur and uniquely American national treasure,” Lowe wrote in a series of tweets. “His filmography speaks for itself. His friendship was a blessing. My love to Bunny, James and Lydia.”

He continued, “In his memory, on this Oscar Sunday, watch ‘One False Move’ or ‘A Simple Plan’ to see this lovely leading man, at his finest.”

Video on website ~ https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/emmy-winning-actor-bill-paxton-153013951.html

 

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his new TV series ' Training Day ' still has new eps to be aired in USA .  Thursday nights on CBS network .

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I was sorry to read he had passed, I really liked Bill Paxton in Twister. 

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I enjoyed Paxton's work as well. I expected to see discussion on here also because of his work alongside Lance in Near Dark.

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watched his new series  [ Ep 5 / 13 ] Thursday night .  it is hard to watch and judge it fairly because I just kept thinking he will not be in season 2 to evolve his character .  I plan on watching the rest as he rarely was a main character .  RIP Wild Bill and thanks ! :22:

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BEER----> More news about his death.

BELCH

 

 

Bill Paxton's death was triggered by an aneurysm that required surgery which resulted in a fatal stroke.

According to the death certificate, obtained by TMZ, Paxton had just undergone valve replacement surgery to correct the aortic aneurysm problem when complications arose later and he suffered a stroke.

According to the death certificate, Bill had the surgery on February 14th and died on the 25th.

TMZ broke the story, the 61-year-old actor died February 25 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A.

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On 3/7/2017 at 11:11 AM, beerbelch said:

BEER----> More news about his death.

BELCH

 

 

Bill Paxton's death was triggered by an aneurysm that required surgery which resulted in a fatal stroke.

According to the death certificate, obtained by TMZ, Paxton had just undergone valve replacement surgery to correct the aortic aneurysm problem when complications arose later and he suffered a stroke.

According to the death certificate, Bill had the surgery on February 14th and died on the 25th.

TMZ broke the story, the 61-year-old actor died February 25 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A.

Thanks for the update Mr. Belch.

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he had  Rheumatic fever  as a child which can cause lifetime heart issues .  my grandfather passed @ 29 yrs old with a    Rheumatic heart after a case of pneumonia .  John Ritter died from an aortic aneurysm  that was inoperable .   there are many ads on TV for law suits about those on blood thinners dying from stroke .  sometimes the cure is as bad as the disease . 

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Sad to say Walkabout, most of the time the cure is as bad as the disease, and sometimes worse.

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