Bill Paxton Passes Away at 61

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Bill Paxton Passes Away
Bill Paxton Passes Away

Actor Bill Paxton who played a Polygamist on the HBO series ‘Big Love’ and also starred on ‘Twister’ and the reboot series on CBS, ‘Training Day’ has sadly passed away at the young age of 61-years-old. He also appeared in ‘Aliens’ as well as other movies including ‘The Terminator’ ‘Weird Science’ ‘Predator 2’ and much more.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, his family made a statement Sunday about his death stating:

“It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery.” 



They also talked about how he was a loving husband and father and how he began his career in Hollywood. According to his family, Paxton had a true love for the arts and actually started his career working on film in the arts department. He then went on to act in many different TV shows and movies.

He passed away on the same day as the 89th annual Academy Awards. Surely, he will be remembered during the show.

Paxton was a native Texan and worked with many people during his career including James Cameron. Cameron gave Paxton his first job in Hollywood as part of his crew at night. This was back in the 1970s before Cameron became a big Hollywood director when he was actually just a production designer at the time. Cameron called Paxton “a great human” during an interview with ‘Vanity Fair.’


Paxton will be sadly missed by friends and family and everyone who watched him on TV and in movies. 

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