On February 25th, actor/director Bill Paxton suffered a fatal stroke following heart surgery.
Paxton enjoyed a career that spanned four decades. He’s most well known for films like Twister, Aliens, and Titanic. He even joined Titanic director James Cameron on an expedition to the real sunken ship and narrated Cameron’s 2003 documentary, Ghosts of the Abyss. While he wasn’t often a leading man, Paxton’s career was still going strong until the day he died. Recently, he was in films like Edge of Tomorrow and Nightcrawler with 2017’s sci-fi thriller, The Circle, being his final cinematic performance.
Paxton was also featured in television. He was nominated for an Emmy for the History Channel’s Hatfields & McCoys along with co-star Kevin Costner. His last television role comes in the form of Detective Frank Rourke in this year’s television spin-off of Training Day.
Bill Paxton leaves behind his wife, Louise Newbury, to whom he was married to for 30 years and two children. All respects go to Paxton’s family and friends.