Bill Paxton, actor most notably known for his roles in "Titanic," "Twister" and "Apollo 13," died Saturday after surgical complications TMZ reports.
"It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery," Paxton family stated, and described the actor's "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."
The actor had undergone heart surgery and died from a massive stroke as a result of post-surgical complications.
The 61-year-old actor leaves behind 2 children and was married to wife Louise Newbury for 30 years.
Professionally, Paxton was currently filming CBS network's "Training Day," where he played lead cast member Frank Rourke alongside Justin Cornwell, who portrayed Kyle Craig.
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Bill Paxton was, simply, a wonderful man. A wonderful man... Hanx.