Actor Bill Paxton, whose extensive career included films such as “The Terminator,” “Aliens” and “Titanic,” died unexpectedly yesterday at the age of 61.
A representative for his family shared this statement:
“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.”
In an amazingly coordinated effort, storm chasers paid tribute to the "Twister" actor with their GPS coordinates, spelling out his initials "B.P."
Those letters were about 150 miles across and covered much of Oklahoma, Kansas and even a bit in Texas.