Published Feb 26, 2017Acclaimed film and television actor Bill Paxton has died. A representative for his family confirmed the news this morning (February 26), revealing that he passed away as a result of complications from surgery. He was 61.
Paxton was born in Texas and began his acting career in the 1970s, eventually landing roles in blockbusters like Terminator, Aliens, Apollo 13, Twister and Titanic.
He later received multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for his work on TV, starring in Big Love and Hatfields and McCoys.
Paxton's final role found him starring alongside Emma Watson and Tom Hanks in the upcoming thriller The Circle, which is currently in post production.
Paxton is survived by two children, James and Lydia Paxton, and his wife Louise Newbury. The family's full statement on Paxton's death reads:
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.