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RIP: Bill Paxton – Aliens, Terminator, Apollo 13, Twister, Frailty

Bill Paxton, 61, passed away February 25, 2017.

Bill Paxton, 61, passed away Saturday February 25, 2017 from complications after surgery. His family released this statement:

“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.”

Paxton will be best remembered for his roles in such films as: Aliens, The Terminator, Twister, Near Dark, Frailty, Apollo 13, Titanic, and many more as well as roles on Television with Agents of SHIELD, The Hitchhiker, Tales from the Crypt, Big Love, History Channel’s Hatfields and McCoys and many others.

A versatile actor, Paxton appeared in everything from sci-fi to romantic comedies to westerns to horror.

Paxton’s Apollo 13 costar, Tom Hanks Tweeted:

Twister costar, Cary Elwes Tweeted:

Friend and costar in Frank and Jesse, Rob Lowe Tweeted:

Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger Tweeted:

Jorden Peele of Founder of Monkeypaw Productions Tweeted:

Lou Diamond Phillips Tweeted:

Big Love writer Duston Lance Black Tweeted:

Jeffery Dean Morgan Tweeted:

Last Supper costar, Ron Perlman Tweeted:

I know with those of us in the Geek Girl Project, we are deviated by this news. Bill Paxton has always been a favorite and our hearts go out to his family and friends. Truly now, he can say, “Game’s over man. What are we gonna do?”


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