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Bill Paxton died of stroke following surgery to address an aortic aneurysm, his death certificate reveals.
According to the document, obtained by TMZ, Paxton had undergone valve replacement surgery on Feb. 14 to correct the heart condition, when complications occurred and he suffered the stroke.
Paxton died on Feb. 25, 11 days after the surgery. He was 61.
Remembering Bill Paxton, Hollywood’s Scene-Stealing Everyman
A prolific actor, Paxton appeared in a range of films including “Titanic,” “Aliens,” and “Twister.” He recently starred in the Canadian coming-of-age thriller “Mean Dreams,” and he will also appear in the Emma Watson-Tom Hanks thriller “The Circle,” which will be released in April. Paxton also held a lead role as Detective Frank Rourke in the CBS crime-thriller series “Training Day,” which paid tribute to the star in a recent episode.
- Sarah Ahern
Bill Paxton tragically passed away at age 61 on Feb. 25 after suffering complications from surgery, and Hollywood was quick to start paying tribute to the iconic actor. While Bill was known for his roles in movies like Apollo 13, Twister, and Titanic, he was also a notoriously nice guy in Hollywood. His longtime friend and fellow actor Rob Lowe touched on his incredible spirit when he opened up about his death in an essay for The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday. The two met in 1991 and went on to costar in the 1994 comedy Frank and Jesse. "What made Bill really special to me was that we both lived outside of L.A.," Rob wrote. "I've lived in Santa Barbara for 25 years. He lived in Ojai for 30 years. He's one of the reasons I moved out of L.A. because I saw a really similar marriage, a really solid man who is building »
- Caitlin Hacker
Bill Paxton died at age 61 on Saturday, leaving behind an impressive onscreen legacy. Throughout his life in the spotlight, he gained the respect and admiration of his costars and fellow actors and filmmakers. Tributes from his peers have been flooding in, and one of the first people to speak out about his death was director James Cameron, who worked with Bill on a number of films, including Titanic, Aliens, and Apollo 13. Amanda Seyfried, his Big Love costar from 2006 to 2011, also released a heartbreaking statement about the loss of her "father figure." Read their full statements, as well as tributes from more of Bill's friends, ahead. Related:a Group of Storm Chasers Paid Tribute to Twister Actor Bill Paxton in a Beautiful WayGinnifer Goodwin Felt Wrong Celebrating at the Oscars After Bill Paxton’s Death »
- Maggie Pehanick
26 February 2017 2:10 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The effort, coordinated Sunday by Spotter Network, spelled out "Bp" to honor the leading man in the disaster movie Twister, which inspired a generation of storm chasers.
Storm chasers and storm spotters have spelled out the initials of fellow chasers in the tight-knit community four or five times before, but never for a non-chaser, said John Wetter, president of Spotter Network, a nonprofit that tracks the positions of »
- the Associated Press
Using their Spotter Network markers, hundreds of storm chasers and weather fanatics lined up to Paxton’s initials across the infamous ‘tornado alley’ in Kansas and Oklahoma in a heartfelt ode to the late actor.
Paxton starred in the 1996 disaster classic “Twister” in which he and Helen Hunt lead a team of lovable scientists on a dangerous mission to gather more information about the deadly cyclones. The movie went on to gross $241 million worldwide and became the second-highest-grossing movie of 1996 behind “Independence Day.”
Paxton went on to make the IMAX documentary “Tornado Alley” and often spoke about his fascination with the weather phenomena having grown up in nearby Texas.
- Variety Staff
Spoiler alert: If you didn’t watch this week’s Nashville, you might want to do that before reading this post.
Thursday’s Nashville left its devoted fans hanging on quite the steep cliff: As the episode’s final moments played out, we were left unsure of whether Rayna was alive or dead what Deacon’s real first name is.
RelatedNashville Recap: What Doesn’t Kill You… Still Might Kill You
Though diehard viewers had spent four-plus seasons thinking that they knew everything about the complex Mr. Claybourne, Rayna dropped an (admittedly minor) bombshell during her tense interaction with the »
Need to catch up? Check out the previous Nashville recap here.
If you’ve got candles, Nashville fans, now would be a good time to light ’em.
Because Rayna Jaymes, the First Lady of Country Music and keeper of Deacon Claybourne’s heart, survives an attack by a crazed stalker in this week’s episode… only to be involved in a terrible car crash in the hour’s final moments.
It doesn’t look good for Rayna as the episode closes, and that preview of next week’s installment isn’t very comforting, either. And I don’t care how »
Like the Music City bands it chronicles, Nashville is preparing to finish one set and take a breather before the next.
TVLine can exclusively reveal that the Cmt drama will air its midseason finale on Thursday, March 9, at 9/8c.
RelatedNashville Recap: Storm Chasers
No word yet on when the season will resume.
Last night, the network aired a very troubling (for Rayna fans, at least) promo in which it appears that Carl Hockney cares not one whit for that restraining order filed against him. Press Play on the video above to watch it (or watch it again), then hit the »
8 items from 2017
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