Actor Bill Paxton Dies At 61

Bill Paxton, who was best known for his role in Aliens, has died at the age of 61.

The actor reportedly suffered complications after surgery, the BBC reports.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Louise Newbury, and their two children.

In a statement, the Paxton family said, ‘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 was known for numerous box office hits such as Titanic, The Terminator, Apollo 13 and Twister.

He also won awards for his acting in TV series, including an Emmy for his role in Hatfields & McCoys.

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