Actor Bill Paxton Passed away at age 61


Bill Paxton has passed away.

Sad weekend for the 2017 Oscars.

One of Hollywood's most notable film legends -- and a true Texas gentleman -- Bill Paxton, has passed away.

According to news reports, the Emmy-Award winning actor died from a stroke following heart surgery. He was 61.

His death comes just two days prior to the 89th annual Academy Awards telecast on Feb, 26.

Born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1955, Paxton created over 60 films during his career that spanned over 40 years. He starred in several popular TV productions, including the "Hatfields & McCoys." Through his memorable leading and supporting roles, both on and off the silver screen, Paxton gave voice to a unique talent gifted with remarkable force and depth.

In the blockbuster movie "Twister" Paxton battled a F5 tornado and lived to tell about it and fought extraterrestrial man-eaters in "Aliens." But it was his commanding role as the astronaut Fred Haise in Apollo 13 that defined Paxton as an actor Americans could be proud of.

The reaction in Hollywood to the news of Paxton's untimely death was shock.

"Devastated by the sudden loss of my close friend and one of the finest actors in the business, Bill Paxton," Tweeted actor Rob Lowe. "Renaissance man, raconteur and unique American national treasure."

Bill seemed like one of the good ones. Thoughts to all his friends, fans, and family.... read more


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