The star Bill Paxton aged 61 has died suddenly following complications from surgery.
His family announced that the movie star, who had roles Titanic, Twister and Aliens had ‘passed away due to complications from surgery’ on Saturday.
Paxton was working on the television show Training Day when he died.
His family paid tribute to him, describing his four decade career as illustrious and calling him a ‘beloved and prolific actor and flimmaker’.
They added: “Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable.”
Tributes have begun to pour in for the actor…
Met Bill Paxton briefly at a con. He was incredibly kind and friendly. It was a nice it's-ok-to-meet-your-heroes moment. 61 is too young. pic.twitter.com/d5FvcWUYGK
— Dan Slott (@DanSlott) February 26, 2017
RIP Bill Paxton. We're very sorry to hear about his passing at just 61. pic.twitter.com/r5AlAE4sq3
— Gerry Anderson MBE (@GerryAndersonTV) February 26, 2017
Can't believe Bill Paxton is gone. His tragicomic turn in ONE FALSE MOVE stands out, but even "Coconut Pete" in CLUB DREAD was transcendent.
— Scott Tobias (@scott_tobias) February 26, 2017
What a lovely, warm and kind human. So sad to hear of Bill Paxton's passing.
— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) February 26, 2017
Our thought are with his friends and family.