Bill Paxton of 'Twister,' 'Titanic' dead at 61

Actor Bill Paxton, known for his roles in "Aliens" and "Titanic," has died from complications from surgery, according to TMZ.

Paxton, 61, had starred in a string of movie hits over his long career, including "Twister" and "Hatfield and McCoys."

He was working on the new CBS series "Training Day," when he died.


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"It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery," the family said in a statement reported by TMZ.

"Bill's passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable."

He leaves behind two children and his wife of 30 years Louise Newbury.

See more on Paxton's death and legacy.

Storm trackers created a tribute to Paxton by strategically inputting coordinates into their GPS that form his initials.

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FOX23 Meteorologist Ben Walnick said that Paxton and 'Twister' influenced many in the field, including himself.

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