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Bill Paxton Dead - 'Titanic' Actor Dead at 61

Bill Paxton Dead - 'Titanic' Actor Dead at 61

Bill Paxton has sadly died.

The 61-year-old actor passed away due to complications from surgery.

“It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” a rep for the family tells “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.”

Bill was currently starring in the CBS series Training Day. He’s also famous for his roles in Twister, Titanic, and Aliens.

Our thoughts go out to Bill‘s family during this difficult time.

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  • MFGBali

    He was a great actor.

    R.I.P. Bill

  • Do Tell

    I sure loved him in films. Too young to die. A great loss. RIP.

  • eternalozzie

    odd that the article left out his biggest role on HBO’s Big Love

  • rg1984

    ho….great actor, so sad :(

  • EmJay

    . 😔

  • Blair Waldorf

    Wow, that’s shocking. I always really liked him. RIP

  • Alonzo

    Loved him in Tombstone.

  • Dee

    RIP. That is sad, hes was great.

  • Mrs. Freeze

    So shocked & sad to read this. One of my favorite actors…loved him in Big Love & One False Move.

  • Lawrence Rainbow

    Not Hudson!, I’ll always remember Bill for that character from Aliens and for Wyatt’s asshole brother in Weird Science lol. RIP Bill.

  • RayonLight

    Bill Paxton is true Hollywood royalty and was a true actor. RIP Mr. Paxton and my sincere condolences to his family and friends.

  • illumina

    Loved him in Aliens and One False Move. Some actors you just like even though you don’t know them personally.

  • Lyn Lyn Cali

    Admired him. RIP.

  • cyberfunk77

    I loved seeing Bill Paxton on the big screen. My two favorite quotables are from True Lies and Nightcrawler. I won’t post them here as they are graphic but Bill Paxton brought a soulfulness to all of his roles. Thank god for gracing us with Bills presence.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    Very sad. He was great in Aliens. RIP.