Bill Paxton Dead at 61

TMZ update- We’re told Paxton underwent heart surgery and had complications post-op and suffered a fatal stroke.

Fox -Actor Bill Paxton has died due to complications from surgery, People magazine reported.

He was 61.

“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.”

Paxton, born in Forth Worth, Texas, had a long and accomplished
career in television and film. Memorable films include “Titanic,” “Aliens,” “The Terminator,” “Tombstone,” “Apollo 13” and “Twister.”

He was also featured in many television shows, including the lead in
HBO’s “Big Love,” the “Hatfield & McCoys.” He was most recently cast in the CBS drama “Training Day.”

Paxton is survived by his second wife, Louise Newbury, a son, James, 22, and daughter, Lydia, 19.

36 Comments on Bill Paxton Dead at 61

  1. NO! This guy was always one of my favorites. I’d like to know what the surgery was, my dad was killed by a bypass surgery (to my knowledge there has never been a placebo based, double blind study that shows bypass surgery statistically increases lifespan). He had a healthy diet, didn’t smoke, didn’t drink and had no symptoms, just a “routine” test by a surgeon looking to make a buck. The same asshole killed my ol man’s best friend the same way a month later.

    Always, always, get at least two, preferably three opinions before going under the knife for anything.

  2. I hated him…. worst actor ever! I never understood how he was in so many great movies…. He must have been suckin off somebody important. All I see when I hear his name is his stupid face and stupid voice saying “Dorothy” like a dip shit, in Twister.

  3. A Simple Plan was filmed around my part of the country, Ashland, WI. Great film.

    Of his most recent roles, he’s the master sergeant in Edge of Tomorrow and awesomely scary in Near Dark.

  4. Remember an early scene in The Terminator where a naked Schwarzenegger comes upon these punks who start making fun of him? Paxton was leader of the teen-age punks.

  5. Hollywood actor’s- I don’t like them while they are alive and I won’t miss them when they are gone- However, I do feel a loss for his family in that they lost a husband and father and not an actor.

  6. Aliens, as the squad buckles in for the drop:
    “We’re on an express elevator to Hell, goin’ DOWN!”

    RIP Mr. Paxton. Thanks for the performances.

  7. i think he had “more fun than a human being should be allowed to have” whilst portraying that stereotypical DI in Edge of Tomorrow….hate to see him pass…..he was always fun to watch, and i will miss him……sigh………….

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