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Bill Paxton, Esteemed TV and Film Actor, Dead at 61

4 hours ago | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Beloved TV and film star, Bill Paxton, passed away today after complications from surgery.

He was 61 years old.

According to reports, he suffered a stroke after successful heart surgery. Family, friends, colleagues and fans from around the world mourn him today.

"It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery," his family said in a statement on Sunday.

"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."

Paxton started acting in the late '70s in shorts, but by the mid-'80s he had graduated to features, starring in films such as The Terminator, »

- Carissa Pavlica

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James Cameron Honors ‘Creative Dynamo’ Bill Paxton in Touching Letter

4 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

In the wake of the sudden passing of Bill Paxton, director James Cameron memorialized the actor who collaborated with him on four of his most famous films: “Terminator,” “Aliens,” “True Lies” and “Titanic.” “Bill leaves such a void,” Cameron wrote in a statement sent to Vanity Fair. “He and I were close friends for 36 years, since we met on the set of a Roger Corman ultra-low budget movie. He came in to work on set, and I slapped a paint brush in his hand and pointed to a wall, saying ‘Paint that!’ We quickly recognized the creative spark in »

- Jeremy Fuster

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Bill Paxton, actor and director, dies aged 61 – video obituary

5 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The actor Bill Paxton has died at the age of 61 after complications from heart surgery, according to a statement released by his family on Sunday. Paxton began his career in films like James Cameron’s Terminator and Aliens films, before going on to star in Titanic and Twister in the 1990s. In recent years, he was nominated for three Golden Globes for his work on HBO’s Big Love

Bill Paxton, actor who starred in Aliens and Titanic, dies at 61 Continue reading »

- Guardian Staff

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James Cameron Honors Bill Paxton: ‘The World Is a Lesser Place’

6 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Director James Cameron honored Bill Paxton on Sunday, saying “the world is a lesser place” after the actor died this weekend at the age of 61.

“I’ve been reeling from this for the past half hour, trying to wrap my mind and heart around it,” Cameron said in an email to Vanity Fair. “Bill leaves such a void.”

Cameron and Paxton were frequent collaborators, working together on the likes of “Titanic,” “Aliens,” “True Lies,” and “The Terminator.” They also teamed on a music video for Paxton’s band Martini Ranch. The director said the two met 36 years ago on the set of a Roger Corman film.

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“He came in to work on set, and I slapped a paint brush in his hand and pointed to a wall, saying ‘Paint that!,” Cameron said in the statement. “We quickly recognized the creative spark in each other and became fast friends. »

- Brent Lang

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Bill Paxton Dies at 61, Star of Aliens, Twister, Titanic

6 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Beloved character actor Bill Paxton, best known for his roles in movies like Aliens, Titanic and Apollo 13, has died at the age of 61. Is being reported that the actor's death resulted from complications following a surgery. He passed away on Saturday, February 25.

Word of Bill Paxton's death first surfaced Saturday night when actor Xander Berkeley tweeted out the news, which was not corroborated at the time. He quickly deleted the tweet but the news was later confirmed by Variety. A spokesperson for the actor's family has released the following statement about his passing.

"It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery. 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. »

- MovieWeb

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James Cameron Remembers Bill Paxton: ‘He Was a Good Man, a Great Actor and a Creative Dynamo’

6 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Following the news of Bill Paxton’s unexpected death at 61 years old, longtime friends and co-stars are remembering the actor’s impact both on and off screen. For director James Cameron, the loss is particularly difficult.

Paxton, who was most recently starring on CBS’ TV adaptation of Training Day, died from complications related to surgery. A source tells Et that the actor had a heart condition.

More: 'Twister' Co-Star Helen Hunt, Tom Hanks and More Pay Tribute to Bill Paxton

Cameron and Paxton built their careers together, working side-by-side through the late-‘80s and most of the ‘90s after first meeting on the set of a low-budget film by director Roger Corman. “He came in to work on set, and I slapped a paint brush in his hand and pointed to a wall, saying ‘Paint that!’” Cameron recalled in an email to Vanity Fair. “We quickly recognized the creative spark in each other and became »

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James Cameron Pays Tribute to Close Friend Bill Paxton: "Bill Leaves Such a Void"

7 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

James Cameron and Bill Paxton's working relationship has evolved throughout the years across projects including Titanic, Aliens, True Lies and The Terminator.

After news broke Sunday of Paxton's death due to complications from surgery, Cameron emailed a statement to Vanity Fair remembering the actor, whose creative endeavors with him evolved into a 36-year friendship: "The world is a lesser place for his passing."

Cameron gave Paxton one of his first jobs in Hollywood in the 1970s. The director writes that he first met Paxton on the set of a Roger Corman "ultra-low budget movie" and the two "quickly »

- THR Staff

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James Cameron on Bill Paxton: 'Great Actor, and a Creative Dynamo'

7 hours ago | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

James Cameron, who frequently cast Bill Paxton in the films he directed, has penned a tribute to the late actor following Paxton's death at the age of 61.

In a statement to Vanity Fair, Cameron wrote, "The world is a lesser place for his passing, and I will profoundly miss him."

"I've been reeling from this for the past half hour, trying to wrap my mind and heart around it. Bill leaves such a void. He and I were close friends for 36 years since we met on the set of a Roger Corman ultra-low budget movie. »

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Bill Paxton’s 20 Best Roles, From ‘Aliens’ to ‘Titanic’ to ‘Big Love’ (Photos)

7 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Bill Paxton, action star and one of James Cameron’s regular collaborators, has passed away at the age of 61. Paxton was one of the big action stars of the ’80s and ’90s and continued to take on gun-toting roles right up to his death. These are the roles he will be most remembered for. “Terminator” (1984) One of Paxton’s earliest appearances was as a spiky-haired punk in “Terminator” who ended up being one of the first on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s kill list. This appearance started a long relationship between Paxton and Cameron that would continue for 13 years. “Commando” (1985) The following year, »

- Jeremy Fuster and Phil Hornshaw

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Bill Paxton Was the Guy That Played Every Man You Know

8 hours ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Friends, colleagues and fans celebrated the life of actor Bill Paxton Sunday, after news of the “Training Day’ star died on Saturday. Paxton, 61, died due to complications from surgery, his family said in a statement. “Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable,” relatives said in the statement. In my estimation the best way to describe Bill Paxton is “he’s the guy who played every single other man you know.” Whether it was his humble beginnings as a street punk in Terminator, a crew member in Alien,

Bill Paxton Was the Guy That Played Every Man You Know »

- Nat Berman

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Bill Paxton: sad loss of a superb supporting actor with leading man chops | Peter Bradshaw

8 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The star, who has died suddenly aged 61, shone brightest in his characterful collaborations with Billy Bob Thornton, but he also made a sturdy action hero in the likes of Twister

Bill Paxton was a big, handsome Texan guy who had the strong, capable and eminently cast-able look of a natural character actor or supporting player, rather than a starry lead — he had an open, good-natured face which could nevertheless cloud interestingly with sadness or anger or malice.

He was affectionately celebrated online as someone who had been taken out by a Terminator (he was the blue-haired Mohawked punk who unwisely sneers at Arnie: “Nice night for a walk, eh?”) a Predator and also an Alien. In Aliens he was memorably moaning: “Game over man…!”

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- Peter Bradshaw

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Hollywood Reacts to Bill Paxton’s Death: ‘Heaven Just Got a Lot More Fun’

8 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

News of actor Bill Paxton’s surprising death after heart surgery swept the entertainment industry on Oscar morning. The actor, who was 61, appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows, including “Big Love,” “Aliens,” “Titanic” and “Twister.”

Gale Anne Hurd, who worked with him on films including “Aliens” and “The Terminator,” said “Heaven just got a lot more fun with you in residence.”

I always knew you were an angel, Bill. Heaven just got a lot more fun with you in residence. Love you always… #Rip #BillPaxton https://t.co/gVV2SskfYg

Gale Anne Hurd (@GunnerGale) February 26, 2017

Arnold Schwarzenegger said “he was best at being Bill.”

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

Schwarzenegger later released a video reminiscing about working with Paxton, one his best friends, on »

- Variety Staff

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Hollywood Reacts to Bill Paxton’s Death: ‘Heaven Just Got a Lot More Fun’

8 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

News of actor Bill Paxton’s surprising death after heart surgery swept the entertainment industry on Oscar morning. The actor, who was 61, appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows, including “Big Love,” “Aliens,” “Titanic” and “Twister.”

Gale Anne Hurd, who worked with him on films including “Aliens” and “The Terminator,” said “Heaven just got a lot more fun with you in residence.”

I always knew you were an angel, Bill. Heaven just got a lot more fun with you in residence. Love you always… #Rip #BillPaxton https://t.co/gVV2SskfYg

Gale Anne Hurd (@GunnerGale) February 26, 2017

Arnold Schwarzenegger said “he was best at being Bill.”

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

Schwarzenegger later released a video reminiscing about working with Paxton, one his best friends, »

- Variety Staff

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R.I.P. Bill Paxton (1955 – 2017)

8 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Some very sad news this afternoon, with American actor Bill Paxton passing away after reportedly suffering complications following surgery. He was 61 years old.

Born in Texas, Paxton began his career in the 1980s, appearing in minor roles in the likes of Stripes, The Terminator and Commando. These were followed by memorable turns in films such as Weird Science (1985), Aliens (1986) and Near Dark (1987). He would also reunite with The Terminator and Aliens director James Cameron for 1994’s True Lies and 1997’s Titanic, as well as the 2003 documentary Ghosts of the Abyss.

Paxton’s other notable big screen credits included Predator 2 (making him one of only two actors alongside Lance Henriksen to go up against a Terminator, a Xenomorph and a Predator), Tombstone, Apollo 13, Twister, A Simple Plan, 2 Guns, Edge of Tomorrow and Nightcrawler. He also directed 2001’s Frailty and 2005’s The Greatest Game Ever Played.

He also enjoyed success on the small screen, »

- Gary Collinson

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Bill Paxton, Star Of Aliens And Titanic, Dies At Age 61

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Bill Paxton has died today at the age of 61.

“It’s with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” began a statement released by the actor’s family. “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.”

Recently seen in CBS’ TV adaptation of Training Day, the actor was best known for his appearances in James Cameron’s movies – featuring in The Terminator, Aliens, True Lies and Titanic. Paxton »

- David James

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Bill Paxton’s Final People Interview Before His Unexpected Death: The Star Talks Being a Family Man

9 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A family representative confirmed on Sunday that Bill Paxton had died at age 61 due to complications from a surgery. Below is his final interview with People from earlier this year.

Just days after completing filming on the first season of Training Day, Bill Paxton was understandably exhausted.

“It’s a marathon,” the lead of the new CBS drama told People during what would be his final interview with the magazine before his unexpected death. “It was an incredible experience, but I’m ready for a break.”

On his final day on set for Training Day — which premiered Feb. 2 on CBS »

- Patrick Gomez

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Bill Paxton of Aliens, Twister, Big Love and more has died at 61

9 hours ago | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Well, this is just horrible news to wake up to. Bill Paxton, considered a legend for his countless memorable roles in such films as Aliens, Tombstone, Twister, Weird Science, Apollo 13, The Terminator, Frailty, Edge Of Tomorrow (and tons of others), as well as his TV work on Hatfields & McCoys, Big Love, and most recently of Training Day, has died at the age of 61 due to surgery complications. A... Read More »

- Paul Shirey

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Bill Paxton dies at 61 by Jennie Kermode - 2017-02-26 16:25:09

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Bill Paxton as Hudson in Aliens

He had his clothes stolen by Arnie in The Terminator, faced off against xenomorphs in Aliens and took an ill fated voyage on the Titanic, but now Bill Paxton is dead, at the age of 61, due to complications following heart surgery.

The Texan actor, who began his screen career in the late Seventies, starred in some of the most fondly remembered films of the age, including Near Dark, Predator 2, True Lies and Apollo 13. He had a recurring role in the Spy Kids films and played Jeff Tracy in Jonathan Frakes' live action version of Thunderbirds. Recently he appeared on the small screen in Agents Of Shield and Training Day. His final film, The Circle, which also features Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, is due for release later this year.

Paxton, who was in the crowd on the day that President Kennedy. »

- Jennie Kermode

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Bill Paxton Has Passed Away

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We’re absolutely shocked to report that Bill Paxton has died at the age of 61, due to complications from surgery. This was confirmed to multiple outlets by his family, who issued the following statement:

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

Having gone toe-to-toe with aliens, a terminator, and a predator, Bill Paxton was a huge presence »

- Jonathan James

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Bill Paxton Dead at 61: Emmy-Winning ‘Big Love’ and ‘Titanic’ Actor Passes Away From Surgical Complications

9 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Bill Paxton, the Emmy-winning actor who led HBO’s long-running “Big Love” and starred in multiple blockbusters in the ’80s and ’90s, has passed away. Paxton, 61, died after complications from surgery, a family representative confirmed to People.

Read More: Cannes Review: Bill Paxton is Terrifying in Terrence Malick-Inspired ‘Mean Dreams

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

- William Earl

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