The actor passed away due to complications from surgery.
Emmy-winning actor Bill Paxton passed away over the weekend at the age of 61. His career spanned four decades, but he was perhaps best known for the films Titanic, Twister, and Apollo 13. He was also currently starring in the CBS drama Training Day, based on the film of the same name.
“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’s final big-screen role will be in the film The Circle, which is currently in post-production and also stars Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. The actor is survived by his wife of 30 years, Louise Newbury, and his two children, James and Lydia Paxton. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.