Sad news to report this Sunday morning as prolific actor Bill Paxton has passed away following complications from surgery. He was 61 years old.
A family representative issued a statement Sunday on the death but provided no further details.
Paxton, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, appeared in dozens of film and television projects including James Cameron's Aliens, Predator 2, Twister, Titanic and Apollo 13.
As a boy, Paxton was in the crowd that welcomed President John F. Kennedy to Texas on the morning of November 22nd, 1963, hours before Kennedy was killed in Dallas. Growing up, he worked in the art department of B Movie king Roger Carman, a man who helped launch the careers of several actors and filmmakers.
Over the course of his career, Paxton was credited with being the only actor killed by a Predator, a Terminator and an Alien. He would go on to receive three Golden Globe nominations for his role as a polygamist in the HBO series Big Love.
Considered one of the busiest, most loved actors in Hollywood, Paxton once commented that the hardest part about his career wasn't the work, but the time off between projects. "You know all the time I've been in this business which is a long, long time now, I go from having incredible days like shooting the part of Sam Houston and then all of a sudden I'm home and I'm out of work and it's two o'clock in the afternoon, I'm in my boxer shorts watching Turner Classic Movies," he told The Associated Press back in 2015. "And all I can tell you is, thank God for Turner Classic Movies and Robert Osborn. "
We grew up watching Paxton's work, and his role as Private William Hudson in the 1986 masterpiece Aliens remains one of our very favourites. We're truly saddened by his passing and send our thoughts and deepest sympathies to his friends and family during this difficult time.
Rest In Peace, Bill! Your legacy will live on forever!
Source: CTV News
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