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Sad news occurring on the biggest night in Hollywood as we learn our loss of a great talent on the movie screen.

Bill Paxton has died due to complication following open heart surgery after having a fatal heart attack. TMZ reports were pronounced dead on Saturday.

Paxton starred in some of our favorite movies including “Twister,” “Titanic,” “Tombstone” and “Aliens.”   He won an Emmy for “Hatfields and McCoys,” TV movie.  He was currently a character on a CBS series, “Training Day” at the time of his death.

The family says, “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery.”  The family accurately describes his “illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and flimmaker.”  The family adds, “Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable.”

The 61-year-old actor had 2 children and was married to Louise Newbury for 30 years.

 

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