"It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery. A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department an went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker."
It was later reported that Paxton suffered a stroke during heart surgery, which led to his terribly sad passing. At 61, Paxton was far too young. His death is profoundly tragic on so many levels.
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