Sad news today as the family of Bill Paxton has confirmed that the actor died yesterday following complications from heart surgery. His family released the following 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 had a lengthy career in the entertainment industry debuting in the late 1970’s. Throughout his career, Paxton either starred in or had memorable roles in a long of big time films and shows including The Terminator, Weird Science, Aliens, Predator 2, Trespass, Tombstone, True Lies, Apollo 13, Twister, Titanic, Mighty Joe Young, and TV show’s Hatfields & McCoys, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and most recently as the star of the Training Day TV series.
On behalf of everyone at Vortex Effect, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Bill Paxton. RIP.