Less than two weeks after Bill Paxton tragically passed away, his death certificate is revealing more details about what caused his untimely death. The document details the specifics of Bill’s emergency surgery and confirms that he died from a stroke following the procedure.
Bill Paxton’s death certificate, obtained by TMZ, reveals that he underwent valve replacement surgery on Feb. 14, which led to complications that caused his fatal stroke. The actor tragically passed away 11 days after the emergency surgery, which was done because Bill suffered an unexpected aortic aneurysm. SEE THE DEATH CERTIFICATE HERE.
Before the release of the official death certificate, it was reported that the Titanic star had died from a stroke after heart surgery, but now, we know the specifics of what exactly went wrong. ‘Stroke’ is written as the official cause of death in the papers, with the aortic aneurysm and bicuspid aortic valve listed as underlying causes. Just prior to his death, Bill revealed that he had a damaged heart valve due to a case of rheumatic fever when he was a child.
Bill was just 61 years old at the time of his death. He was survived by his wife, Louise, and their two children, James and Lydia. The family confirmed his death with a brief statement on Feb. 26, just hours before the 2017 Academy Awards, where Bill got a special mention from Jennifer Aniston ahead of the In Memoriam segment.
Meanwhile, in the days since his death, Bill’s famous co-stars have publicly remembered the 61-year-old with touching messages. Bella Thorne, 19, praised him as “such a good TV dad,” while Amanda Seyfried called him a “father figure” who “incredibly inspired” her (both actresses worked with Bill on Big Love). We are still so heartbroken over this tragic loss.
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