Bio: Bill Paxton (born William Paxton in Fort Worth, Texas on May 17, 1955) was an American actor and director who starred in films like Aliens (1986), Apollo 13 (1995), Twister (1996), and Titanic (1997), as well as the HBO series Big Love (2006–2011). He died on Feb. 25, 2017, due to complications from surgery. At the time of his death he was starring in CBS’ new TV series Training Day, based on the 2001 film of the same name.
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Bill was best known for starring in films like Twister and Titanic, and the HBO series Big Love.
Bill was married to his first wife, Kelly Rowan, from 1979-1980. He then married his wife, Louise Newbury, in 1987, and together the couple had two children — Lydia, 19, and James, 22.
So sad! Mary Tyler Moore, Carrie Fisher, Bill Paxton and Jerry Lewis were just a few of the beloved television icons who were honored during the heartbreaking ‘In Memoriam’ segment at the 2017 Emmy Awards on Sep. 17.
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.
Amanda Seyfried joins the long list of stars who’ve paid tribute to Bill Paxton after he unexpectedly passed away on Feb. 26. The actress played Paxton’s daughter on the hit HBO show ‘Big Love’, and in her emotional statement on Feb. 28, she gushed over the ‘amazing father-figure’ he was in real life. Read her touching words, here.
Ginnifer Goodwin had to do an extremely difficult thing today, Feb. 26: attend the Academy Awards just hours after learning about her ‘Big Love’ costar Bill Paxton’s death. Here are the sweet words that Ginny had to say about the actor on the red carpet during the biggest night in Hollywood.
We’re so upset to learn that legendary actor Bill Paxton has died, and especially so young. We’ll always remember the man who brought us such joy in hits like ‘Big Love’ and Aliens’. See his incredible life in photos right here.