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Actor Bill Paxton Dead at 61

Actor Bill Paxton has passed away at the age of 61 due to post-surgery complications.

Paxton was known for a broad range of roles, spanning decades. His resume included films such as Titanic, Apollo 13, True Lies, Aliens, Twister, Edge of Tomorrow, and Nightcrawler. Paxton also had a large body of work in television, including Hatfields & McCoys, Big Love, and most recently, Training Day.

You can catch his final film performance in The Circle, which hits theaters April 28.

A family spokesperson released a statement, which reads:

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 and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker.

Colleagues took to social media Sunday to offer their condolences, and express their grief:

In the words of Twister‘s Bill Harding, played brilliantly by Paxton: “Things go wrong. You can’t explain it, you can’t predict it.”

Rest in Peace, Bill Paxton.