Sad news reached us this morning. Actor Bill Paxton died from complications during surgery. Paxton is best known for his roles in AliensWeird ScienceTitanicTwister and many more films. He was 61 when he died yesterday. His family stated that:

“It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from from surgery….We ask to please respect the family’s wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father.”

Social media blew up after his death with tributes to the versatile actor. It was definitely a shock for the entire community, fans and fellow filmmakers are devastated with the loss. 61 is just too young.

We will have more on this story as it becomes available.

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