Extremely sad news to report today as we have learned that actor Bill Paxton has passed away from surgical complications. He was 61.
His family had this to say – “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” his family said in a statement. “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 memorable roles in such big budget films as Twister, Aliens, The Terminator, Weird Science, Titanic, U-571, Mighty Joe Young, Apollo 13 and so many more. But horror fans know and love Bill from his work in the genre which included the films Near Dark, Aliens, Mortuary, Brain Dead, Predator 2, The Vagrant, Tales From The Crypt, and his directing debut Frailty.
More recently, Paxton appeared in the very popular Hatfields & McCoys and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as Training Day and Texas Rising.
Paxton was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. Paxton is survived by Louise Newbury, his wife of 30 years, and children James and Lydia Paxton.
The death of Bill Paxton is a stunning blow and all of us here at Horror Patch would like to offer our condolences to Bill’s family, friends, and fans worldwide. You may be gone but will never be forgotten.
R.I.P. Bill Paxton 1955-2017