Just a couple of weeks ago, Bill Paxton was at the NAACP Image Awards, looking good, and he has been working on his show Training Day, but this morning, his family dropped eighty hundred tons of sad and shock on the world by saying that he has died at the way-too-young age of 61. Bill’s family said in a statement that he died of complications from surgery. TMZ heard that Bill went through heart surgery and had a fatal stroke afterward.
“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.”
It seems like Bill Paxton was in absolutely everything. He was in Terminator, Commando, Aliens, Predator 2, the masterpiece Boxing Helena, Tombstone, Apollo 13, True Lies, a couple of Spy Kids movies, and of course Titanic and Twister. Bill, and Lance Henriksen, are also the only two actors who hold the high honor of being killed by a Terminator, an Alien and a Predator in a movie.
On TV, Bill was in all 5 seasons of Big Love, and he was nominated for an Emmy in 2014 for playing Randall McCoy in Hatfields and McCoys. Like I said above, Bill starred with Justin Cornwell on CBS’ Training Day. Bill’s 22-year-old son James Paxton, who is also an actor, recently worked with his dad on an episode.
Even though Bill seemed to be everything,many 80s children, like myself, probably consider his greatest role to be the total douche brother in the 80s cinematic jewel of perfection Weird Science. Bill was one of the best parts of that perfect, perfect movie. Bless the person who made this “Best of Chet” video for YouTube.
Bill is survived by his wife of 30 years Louise Newbury and their two children, James and Lydia Paxton.
Rest in peace, Bill Paxton. I’d like to think that as soon as Bill got through the gates of heaven, you said, “How ’bout a nice greasy pork sandwich served in a dirty ashtray, buttweeds!”
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