Actor Bill Paxton, who starred in such films as Aliens, Titanic, and Twister, has died after complications from surgery. He was 61.
Throughout his four-decade career, Paxton also appeared in films including The Terminator (1984), Weird Science (1985), Predator 2 (1990), Tombstone (1993), True Lies (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Titanic (1997), and Edge of Tomorrow (2014).
On television, he starred in the HBO series Big Love from 2006–2011 and was received an Emmy nom for his role in History’s miniseries Hatfields & McCoys.
Musicians like Questlove, Travis Tritt, and Kings of Leon’s Nathan Followill paid tribute to the later actor on social media. See their tweets below.
I enjoyed every role that Bill Paxton played, but most recently his role as Sam Houston in “Texas Rising”. Condolences to his family. pic.twitter.com/t5BC1CdlUm
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) February 26, 2017
RIP Bill Paxton. One of my favorites.#sad
— nathan followill (@doctorfollowill) February 26, 2017
— WARRANT (@warrantrocks) February 26, 2017
RIP Bill Paxton, what an actor.
— Claude Kelly (@ClaudeKelly) February 26, 2017
— Twiztid (@tweetmesohard) February 26, 2017
R I P bill `hudson` paxton pic.twitter.com/xgNrMyoCKv
— django django (@thedjangos) February 26, 2017
when i was a kid, i spent about 6 months JUST quoting hudson from “aliens.” and that was just the start of his great ride. bye, bill paxton.
— Cary Brothers (@carybrothers) February 26, 2017
What!!??? Bill Paxton??? Nooooo!
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) February 26, 2017
R.I.P Bill Paxton. Growing up in Oklahoma u will forever remind me of Twister….& Aliens, Titanic, Apollo 13.. —— pic.twitter.com/TMchaNXBzX
— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) February 26, 2017
Bill Paxton was always my favorite in TiTanic… And every movie he starred in. So sad to hear the news #RIP
— Ashley Tisdale (@ashleytisdale) February 26, 2017
Bill Paxton. RIP.
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) February 26, 2017
Sad 2 hear of Bill Paxton passing RIP ….
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) February 26, 2017
R.I.P. Bill Paxton he was a really cool guy, he came to a 36 mafia show with his kids #neverforget prayers up for the family
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) February 26, 2017