Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actor Bill Paxton has died at 61 due to complications from surgery, TMZ reported Sunday morning. Paxton’s work spanned a number of years and roles, but he’s especially remembered for ’90s films like “Titanic”, “True Lies”, “Apollo 13”, and “Twister”, which he starred in. He also played the lead in HBO’s hit series “Big Love”, a role for which he received three Golden Globe nominations, and he was an Emmy contender for the History Channel’s 2012 miniseries, “Hatfields & McCoys”. At the time of his death, he was starring in CBS’s “Training Day”, a follow up to the eponymous 2001 film, which had premiered just this month.
“It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” a family representative said in a statement to People. “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. Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable. We ask to please respect the family’s wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father.”