Bill Paxton, star of Titanic, Twister, and many other hit ’90s films, has passed away at age 61.
The actor’s sudden passing on Saturday, February 25, 2017, is being reported by TMZ as a complication from surgery. The surgery has yet to be disclosed.
His family released a statement: “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery. Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable.”
Bill Paxton gained prominence for his work in film over the last few decades, working on James Cameron’s megahit of the ’90s, Titanic, as well True Lies and Apollo 13. In recent years, he’s worked more on television, starring on the HBO series Big Love from 2006 to 2011 and the History Channel series Hatfields & McCoys.
His latest television series, Training Day, only just released in February 2017. His film The Circle, with Tom Hanks and Emma Watson, will release in April of this year.
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