Aliens actor Bill Paxton passes away aged 61 'from surgery complications'
February 26, 2017, 18:19:30 CET | mm-inews

Bill Paxton passed away, aged 61 on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The star of films including Aliens, Titanic and Apollo 13 died after complications from heart surgery, according to a statement released by his family.

“It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” the statement said.

“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.”


Bill Paxton has died at age 61, after complications related to surgery.

The actor's long career included memorable roles in Apollo 13, Titanic, Big Love and more. His first notable performance was his short role in Terminator (1984). In recent years, he’s worked more on television, starring on the HBO series Big Love from 2006 to 2011 and the History Channel series Hatfields & McCoys.

His latest television series, Training Day, only just released in February 2017. His film The Circle, with Tom Hanks and Emma Watson, will release in April of this year.

He is survived by his two children, James and Lydia Paxton, and his wife, Louise Newbury.
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